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Greggs Foundation - Environmental Grants Programme now open

Mon 8 Aug 2016

Improving People's lives by improving their environment

Who do we support?

Any not for profit organisation can apply, preference will be given to small, locally based and community led organisations with a turnover not in excess of £300,000 per annum. Schools are also encouraged to apply and are given the same level of priority as small locally based organisations. 

What type of project can we support?

We are interested in projects that improve the physical environment in a way that will improve people's lives. This can include purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities. We are also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting your local environment. 

The following examples are to be used as a guide only. The programme is open to a wide range of community led applications. 

  • 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

All projects must deliver a real benefit to the environment. Priority will be given to projects that also include 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

Where can we make grants?

We are more likely to make grants to local organisations based near Greggs shops. Please use the shop locator on the Greggs website to find your nearest shop.

How much can we can give?

The maximum grant that we can give is £2,000 and the application round closes on the 30 September 2016.

For further information and to apply go to the Greggs Foundation website here