Using money from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops, the Greggs Foundation set up the Environmental Grants scheme which aims to improve people’s lives by improving the environment. The programme is administered by seven charity committees throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Organisations may only apply once per calendar year for this funding.
Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects that deliver a real benefit to the environment.
Priority will be given to projects which include one or more of the following:
- Improving the local environment.
- Insuring involvement of local communities.
- Delivering a sustainable and measurable difference.
- Supporting people in need.
The funding can be used to cover the purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities.
The Greggs Foundation is also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting local environments.
Not-for-profit organisations with a turnover of £300,000 or less as well as schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply. Organisations that are based near Greggs shops will be given priority.
The next deadline for applications is 29 September 2017.