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Groundwork - Tesco Bags of Help

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Groundwork - Tesco Bags of Help is a Community Grant scheme which is open for applications all year round - Grants of up to £4K available!

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Groundwork - Tesco Bags of Help

  1. 1. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco
  2. 2. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco • A Community Grant scheme. • Open for applications all year round • Grants of up to £4K available • Funded by Tesco customers through the carrier bag charge. Administered by Groundwork • Three projects will be shortlisted to go forward to a public vote in each of the Tesco regions every two months • Every two months three projects in each region will be awarded a grant based on the number of votes received: first place receives up to £4000, second place up to £2000 and third place up to £1000. • Grants are available to projects in England, Wales and Scotland • Projects must offer a community benefit What is Bags of Help?
  3. 3. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco Hertford Potters Bar Waltham Abbey Borehamwood Cheshunt Tring Rickmansworth Letchworth Ware Bishops Stortford Royston Hatfield St Albans Hemel Hempstead Watford Stevenage Hertfordshire Regions
  4. 4. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco The types of projects funded will be very broad and will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project, this could range from: • Purchasing items which will benefit local community groups such as sports kit, specialised medical equipment, art and crafts materials, spades, litter pickers, camping equipment. • Improvements to a building or outdoor space that benefits the local community such as a Scout or Guide hut, church or village hall, changing facilities for sports. What kinds of projects will Bags of Help support?
  5. 5. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco
  6. 6. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco • Developing an outdoor space or play area, allotment, park, school grounds, woodland or wildlife area. • Running a community event or activity such as fun runs, village fete, clean-up day, tree planting, bird watch. • Supporting seasonal activities such as purchasing new Christmas lights, supporting a Christmas meal for the homeless or a Diwali celebration event for the community etc. What kinds of projects will Bags of Help support?
  7. 7. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco
  8. 8. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco Who can apply? • Grants will be awarded to voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), Parish/Town Councils and local authorities, social housing providers. • This list is not exhaustive and there will be many other types of organisations that will be funded.
  9. 9. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco • Download the application guidance notes to help complete your application • Wide range of FAQs answered online How do I apply? Online application process – groundwork.org.uk/tesco
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  11. 11. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco • Organisation contact details
  12. 12. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco • v • Project name • Project one line description (145 characters) • 300 words about the project and why it will benefit the community
  13. 13. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco • Brief details, e.g. resources & refreshments £480 • Full £4,000
  14. 14. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco
  15. 15. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco • Detail and clarity • Don’t exaggerate • Be passionate and enthusiastic! • Use the Application Guidance notes • Sell your project with your project title and one line project description - this is the information the public will see if your project goes to the instore vote What makes a good application?
  16. 16. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco • Application sent to Groundwork UK, if successful it will enter the store vote • 2 month voting period • 3-4 weeks after store vote groups are informed how much they will receive and funds are given • £4,000 – 25% given on completion • 12 months to complete project • Short report What happens next?
  17. 17. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco
  18. 18. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco • Available to help support applicants. • In Hertfordshire your local Groundwork East Enabler is Sarah Holloway For further help and advice please contact: Email: sarah.holloway@groundwork.org.uk Tel: 01707 255177 / 07736132825 Further Advice and Support - Bags of Help Enablers
  19. 19. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco Carriers for Causes grants are available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop. Grants, of up to £1000 will be available to support projects that ‘benefit local communities - helping to improve lives and local places’.
  20. 20. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco
  21. 21. www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco
  22. 22. Questions?
  23. 23. Landfill communities fund The LCF is a tax credit scheme that enables operators of landfill sites to contribute money to enrolled Environmental Bodies (EBs) to carry out projects that meet environmental objects contained in the Landfill Tax Regulations. Groundwork East is such a body and can submit/manage applications on behalf of groups for a 7.5% fee – only payable if bid is successful. Or happy to give general advice. The LCF is monitored and governed by a regulatory body Entrust. Please visit the Entrust website for in depth guidance documents and advice on finding funding: http://www.entrust.org.uk/
  24. 24. Projects that can be funded must involve capital & physical improvements located within 10 miles of any active landfill site (almost all of Hertfordshire) and fall into the objects below. Funders now seem less interested in E OBJECT D The provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or other general public amenity OBJECT DA The conservation of a specific species or a specific habitat where it naturally occurs OBJECT E The repair, maintenance or restoration of a Place of Worship or a Place of Architectural Importance
  25. 25. Key eligibility criteria The site must be classed as a public amenity – ie open to the public at least 104 days per year. There can be charges but they have to be reasonable, schools are eligible but must provide a plan to cover this point Third party contribution – you will be required to provide 10% funding to the landfill operator to release the landfill contribution
  26. 26. Relevant operators in Hertfordshire Tarmac – St Albans area particularly, projects within 7 miles of a Tarmac operation. Forms from Groundwork or the Derbyshire Environmental Trust Biffa – wont fund local authorities. Online application process and geographical eligibility postcode checker. Visit: http://www.biffa-award.org/ Veolia - Online application process and geographical eligibility postcode checker. Visit: http://www.veoliatrust.org/
  27. 27. Questions?

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