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.
Growing healthy minds through Tesco Bags of Help
29 November 2016
'The children benefit, the community can benefit and the environment benefits too.'
Tesco’s £24 million bag charge fund made available to thousands more community groups
28 November 2016
7,000 projects to receive funding every year
Over 1.5 billion carrier bags saved by Tesco customers
04 October 2016
With the profits helping local community projects