Tesco Bags of Help – more flexible funding

Community groups are being invited to apply for Tesco Bags of Help funding as the application criteria opens to allow for more communities to bag some cash for their project.

As well as continuing to fund the development of and activity in outdoor spaces such as allotments and community gardens, grants will now be available to fund the purchase of items such as sports kits, camping equipment, spades, litter pickers or specialised medical equipment.

Funding is also available for improvements to community buildings, for example scout or guide hut, church or village hall or sports changing rooms. Groups looking to hold seasonal events and activities such as a Christmas lights can also apply for funding through the programme.

To ensure that the programme is really local the number of projects funded every two months has been increased and there are new funding amounts – with £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 up for grabs.

There is currently a low number of applications in the Redhill, Reigate and Banstead areas and groups from these areas are particularly encouraged to apply.

To see further guidelines and apply online see the Tesco Bags of Help site.   If you would like to talk through a potential application before submitting it please contact Ben Smitton – Community Enabler 01273 022320
Email: Ben.Smitton@groundwork.org.uk