Opening for its second round, the Greggs Foundation is now accepting applications from local not-for-profit organisations and schools that have a Greggs shop in their region and need funding for an environmental project that benefits their community.
The Greggs Foundation uses the money raised from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops to provide grants of up to £2,000 to not-for-profit organisations in Great Britain for projects that make a difference to the quality of life of people who live in neighbourhoods near a Greggs shop.
The funding is for projects that improve the physical environment in a way that also benefits the wider community. There are seven local charity committees that meet regularly to review local applications.
Preference is given to projects which include one of more of the following:
- Improves the local environment.
- Insures involvement of local communities.
- Delivers a sustainable and measurable difference.
- Supports people in need.
Grants can cover the purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities. The Greggs Foundation is also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting local environments.