In 2016, the Foundation launched the Environmental Grants Programme funded by the 5p levy on carrier bags donated to us by Greggs plc. Over the last two years, this has enabled it to fund hundreds of ‘fantastic’ projects which aim to improve the environment and also benefit the wider community.
In 2019, the Foundation says it plans to use the funds to deliver larger nationwide projects with some of its key partners to make a greater impact on both the environment and the communities in which Greggs operate.
This is the final round of the current programme, and applications are currently being accepted from not-for-profit organisations with a turnover of £300,000 or less as well as schools in England, Scotland and Wales.
Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects that address one or more of the following:
- Improves the local environment.
- Ensures involvement of local communities.
- Delivers a sustainable and measurable difference.
- Supports people in need.
The funding can be used to support the purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities
The Foundation is more likely to make grants to local organisations who have a Greggs shop in their region.
More information: https://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/environmental-grant