The money raised from the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in England, Wales and Scotland is being used 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.
Administration of the local funding is being managed by the community charity with a green heart, Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.
Tesco customers are creating better, greener, healthier and stronger communities through the carrier bag change.
Groundwork is passionate about creating a future where everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and where everyone can reach their potential.
Over 1.5 billion carrier bags saved by Tesco customers
04 October 2016
With the profits helping local community projects
Her Majesty The Queen and The Archbishop of Canterbury visit Bags of Help projects
14 July 2016
Roll out the green carpet!
Opportunity to tender for evaluation
Tesco's Bags of Help scheme