Tesco Bags of Help looking for grant applications in Caithness

Community groups and charities across Caithness are being invited to apply for funding through the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Applications are officially open for 2020, with more than £1,000,000 to be shared across Scotland throughout 2020. Anyone can nominate groups and charities benefiting communities across Scotland. Three groups will be awarded grant amounts of £2,000, £1,000 or £500 every three months in various funding areas including Wick and Thurso. The scheme sees money raised from the sale of reusable Bags for Life in Tesco stores across the country used to fund local projects.

And customers decide where the money goes, casting their votes for shortlisted charities using blue tokens handed out in stores.

The scheme runs in partnership with charity Greenspace Scotland. Emma Halliday of Greenspace Scotland, said:

“We encourage community groups to apply for Bags of Help funding to help improve places and spaces in local communities. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

Find out more at:  www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp