Up to £12K for your local green space from Tesco and Groundwork Herts

Updated: 8 April 2016

The second funding round for the Tesco Bags of Help local community grant scheme opens on 18 April 2016...

The second funding round for the Tesco Bags of Help local community grant scheme opens on 18 April 2016 (and closes in early June).

If so, there are Bags of Help at hand! The money raised from the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to pay for a large number of local projects to improve green spaces in communities across the UK. Grants of £8,000, £10,000 and £12,000 are on offer through the scheme.

Community charity Groundwork is administering the funding and you can find all the details on our dedicated website: www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco . In total the Bags of Help programme will support around 2,500 projects each year across the UK – more than 60 of those are in Hertfordshire. There will be two funding rounds per year over the next three years, meaning that over £1.5million will be given out in grants.

The next round of applications is open online from April 18 until June (exact closing date to be confirmed). Don’t miss your chance to benefit! All information about the scheme is on the website at  www.groundwork.org.uk  but you can also contact your local Bags of Help Enabler for further information about applying at:  stephen.windmill@groundwork.org.uk  or on 01707 255 178.

Groundwork also help organise the Landfill Communities Fund, for more information, read the text below:

Groundwork helps community groups to apply for funds to improve community facilities.

The Landfill Communities Fund is open to projects to improve publicly accessible amenities or boost biodiversity. Typical grants range from £5,000 to £40,000, although different operators offer smaller and larger grants. The projects must offer a community benefit on land or in a building within 10 miles of a landfill site (the exact distance is dependent on the operator) and be publicly accessible for at least 104 days a year. Recently the fund has been used to install children's play areas, improve community halls, update sports facilities and boost parts of the public rights of way network.

Groundwork has helped hundreds of projects access this funding and we'd like to help your community benefit too. Not only can we help you apply for the funding but we can also support you to design and implement the work, using our Landscape Architects and Practical Implementation Team. If you would like to find out more or apply for funding for your community, please contact Daniel Du Gard, Groundwork's Community Manager:  Daniel.dugard@groundwork.org.uk  or 01707 255182.