Greggs the bakers has set up a grants scheme used from the proceeds of the 5p levy on carrier bags. This environmentally focused grants scheme aims to make a difference to people in need at the heart of their local communities, by improving the environment in which they live.
Small grants of up to £2,000 are available. This programme is a pilot and the outcomes will be reviewed at the end of six months to ensure the programme achieves the desired level of impact.
Who can apply- Any not for profit organisation can apply, preference will be given to small, locally based and community led organisations with a turnover not in excess of £300,000 per annum. Schools are also encouraged to apply and are given the same level of priority as small locally based organisations.
Type of project: They are interested in projects that improve the physical environment in a way that will improve people’s lives. This can include purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities. They are also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting your local environment.
All projects must deliver a real benefit to the environment. Priority will be given to projects that also include one or more of the following:
- Improves the local environment
- Ensures involvement of local communities
- Delivers a sustainable and measurable difference
- Supports people in need
- Ongoing running costs
- Overseas travel
- Curricular activities that take place during the school day
- Religious promotion
- Major capital projects
- Sponsorship of events or activities
They are more likely to make grants to local organisations based near Greggs shops.
Round 1 (2017) is now open and closes on 3rd March 2017 with results being announced no later than 28th April 2017.