Funding for Environmental Projects (England, Scotland & Wales)
03 August 2017
Schools and local community groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 through the Greggs Foundation for projects to improve the local environment.
The Environmental Grant Scheme is funded by the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops. Through the scheme funding is available to purchase equipment; sessional salary costs; purchase of trees/plants; small capital items; and learning activities.
The type of activities that could be funded include for example a growing project in a local primary school; a group of volunteers who completed litter picking exercises in their local parks or along a local riverbank; an allotment project for people suffering early stages of dementia; and clearing an area of wasteland in an area of high social need to create a community garden; etc.
The Foundation are more likely to make grants to local organisations based near Greggs shops. The closing date for applications is the 24th November 2017.