Schools and local community groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 for projects that improve the local physical environment and also benefit the wider community. The Greggs Foundation Environmental Grant Scheme is funded by the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops.
The type of activities that could be funded include for example
- Growing projects in a local primary schools;
- Volunteers who complete litter picking exercises in their local parks or along a local riverbank;
- Allotment projects for people suffering early stages of dementia;
- Clearing an area of wasteland in an area of high social need to create a community garden; etc.
Local organisations based near Greggs shops are given priority. Round 3 is now open and will close at midnight on 28th September 2018.
Projects supported in the past include the Brunswick Primary School gardening project which will heighten children’s awareness and appreciation for the environment. As part of the project, pupils will acquire gardening skills while learning about healthy eating. As well as attracting wildlife, the garden will provide a sanctuary for disadvantaged children.