On 5 October 2015 carrier bag charging began in England, bringing it in-line with schemes already in place in the rest of the UK. As a result, Tesco, like other large retailers, are required by law to charge a minimum of 5p for every carrier bag used by a customer.
The money raised by Tesco customers will be used for grants to improve green spaces in communities across England, Wales and Scotland. Projects that will get the green light as a result of the funding will include creating pocket parks, sports facilities, woodland walks, school grounds, hospice grounds and community gardens.
Groundwork will administer the funding and will be working with greenspace scotland to support successful projects in Scotland.
Tesco Bags of Help Grants
The community grant scheme will support thousands of community green space projects each year with between £8,000 and £12,000. Find out more about how to apply for a grant here:
Are you a Tesco customer looking for information on how to nominate a local project for funding? You can find information on how you can nominate and support local projects here.