• Greggs Foundation Environmental Grant Scheme

    The Gregg Foundation has announced that the next closing date for its Environmental Grants scheme is the 3rd March 2017.
    The scheme which is funded by the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops aims to improve people’s lives by improving their environments. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to small, locally based community led organisations with a turnover not in excess of £300,000. Schools are also able to apply and will receive the same level of preference as small organisations.
    Through the scheme funding is available to:

    • Purchase equipment
    • Sessional salary costs
    • Purchase of trees/plants
    • Small capital projects
    • Learning activities.

    The type of activities that could be funded include for example:

    • 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
    • A growing project in a local primary school
    • 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.
    Click here to find out more.

    Posted on 28th November 2016