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Thanks to our colleague Steve Baylis for details about this funding:

Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ Grant – Deadline: Rolling

The Tesco‘ Bags of Help’ Grant Scheme is now accepting applications on an ongoing basis. Grants of up to £5000 were available to communities in England, Scotland and Wales.

The scheme which is being funded through the 5p carrier bag charge will provide funding to local communities for projects that deliver a physical environmental improvement or encourage the use and long term sustainability of outdoor spaces.

Organisations eligible to apply include not-for profit organisations such as voluntary and community organisations, registered charities, health bodies, community councils, school, development trusts, local authorities and housing organisations.

Tesco customers will vote in their store for their favourite local project. Each month three projects in each of Tesco’s 428 region will be awarded a grant based on the number of votes received: first place receives up to £5000, second place up to £2000 and third place up to £1000. More information at:


I trust this is useful and ask that you do not hesitate to circulate as you feel appropriate.

Kindest regards

Edwin :-)


Wider Impact Consultancy, Edwin Lewis