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Feb

Tesco Bags of Help Grants

On 5 October 2015 carrier bag charging began in England, bringing it in-line with carrier bag charging schemes already in place in the rest of the UK.  As a result, Tesco, like other large retailers, is required by law to charge a minimum of 5p for every single-use carrier bag used by a customer.  Proceeds generated from the sales of the bags will be given to good causes.

Grants up to £5,000 are available to support community participation in the development and use of open spaces. Projects that will get the green light as a result of the funding will include volunteer training, physical improvements of open spaces, equipment purchases, community events and sports and leisure activities.

The Central Liverpool area currently has a very low number of applications and any applications submitted by 5 February 2017 will likely be considered for funding in March. When applying, associate your project with one of the Tesco Stores in the city centre – doing this will help your project go through to funding earlier than is likely if outlying stores are used.

Read more online.

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