Tesco has announced that its Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme will now be permanently open for applications from schools and community groups across England, Wales and Scotland*.
The scheme will fund projects that help physically improve outdoor spaces or encourage the use and long term sustainability of outdoor spaces.
Projects that are likely to receive funding include developing a community garden, purchasing equipment for a community allotment, buying resources for encouraging biodiversity, providing forest school sessions, supporting horticultural training for young people, and setting up a Britain in Bloom group.
Three projects will be selected each month and Tesco customers will be asked to vote for their favourite. Following the public vote, the project in first place will receive up to £5,000, second place up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000.
The Bags of Help scheme is funded by the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores and every year, over 7,000 projects will benefit from one of these fantastic grants.
To find out more about the scheme and to see if you are eligible, head to the Tesco Bags of Help page.
Don’t forget if you complete a community gardening project, you can also apply for your RHS Level 5 School Gardening Award and receive a further £200 towards your school or project and become an RHS Five Star Gardening School.