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The Tesco Bags of Help programme

On 5 October 2015 carrier bag charging began in England, bringing it in-line with carrier bag charging schemes already in place in the rest of the UK. As a result, Tesco, like other large retailers, is required by law to charge a minimum of 5p for every single-use carrier bag used by a customer. Proceeds generated from the sales of the bags are given to good causes.

The money raised by Tesco customers is used to pay for a large number of local projects to support community participation in the development and use of open spaces across England, Wales and Scotland. Projects that get the green light as a result of the funding include volunteer training, physical improvements of open spaces, equipment purchases, community events, sports and leisure activities and many more.

To view our recent school projects, please click here.

Groundwork – the community charity with a green heart – administers the funding and are working with greenspace scotland to support successful projects in Scotland. Read more at http://www.groundwork.org.uk/sites/tescocommunityschemeThe Tesco Bags of Help programme

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