St Rufus Park Regeneration Group awarded £4,000 by Tesco Bags of Help

St Rufus Park Regeneration Group received the highest votes in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative for the September and October period, meaning they have been awarded £4,000 which will be used to purchase disabled equipment for the park. They were closely followed by Grange Hall Association, who received £2,000, which will be put towards the upgrading of the windows and doors at Grange Memorial Hall. £1,000 also went to Knockando Primary who are to use the money to enhance their outdoor play and learning area. Congratulations to all three participants.

If you think your organisation could benefit like these three have then why not apply. The money can be used for a wide range of projects such as developing outdoor space, repainting play equipment, developing community gardens/orchards, 12 months of forest school sessions for primary school children, running community events/activities, purchasing items or improving buildings that will benefit the community and supporting seasonal activities.

In order to be able to apply for funding your project must benefit the community, you must be a voluntary or community organisation, school, health body, community council, local authority, social housing provider etc, complete your project within 12 months of receiving the grant, have correct permission’s e.g. planning permission, landowners permission in place before applying and the money can be used for capital and revenue costs. Please note, businesses, individuals and profit making organisations cannot apply.

For further assistance and guidance please visit these websites. Please note this initiative is run by Groundwork :

https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme/pages/Category/boh-grant-for-project-tes

https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme/pages/applicant-guidance-notes-tes2

It is also worth noting that your organisation can apply for the blue token campaign as many times as you like, but it must be for a different project every time.