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Bags of Help Boosts Biodiversity

All across Scotland, from Stranraer to Scalloway and Turriff to Tiree, Bags of Help grants have enabled communities to boost biodiversity and encouraged local people to get involved in projects which support nature.Read more

MyParkScotland - helping Groundwork UK to Future Proof Parks

MyParkScotland are delighted to be working with Groundwork UK on their Future Proof Parks project across England. This is part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund Kick the Dust the initiativeRead more

Queen Bee Rearing Project

A Tesco Bags of Help award of £4,704 helped the Tarland Development Group -Bee Group, to start their own Queen Bee rearing project.Read more

Wild Places with Beasties, Bugs and Bairns

Beasties, Bugs and Bairns used Tesco Bags of Help funding of £2,000 to get children out into local Wild Places.Read more

Lochore Meadows – generating energy from the park

Project of the month for March is Lochore Meadows in Fife, where Fife Council utilise the heat stored in the water in a renewable heating system for the visitor centre.Read more

Disability Snowsport UK

Disability Snowsport UK was awarded £4,000 from Tesco Bags of Help to introduce local disabled people to the Cairngorm Mountain ski school in the Scottish Highlands.Read more

Bags of Help for many paths well travelled

Thanks to Bags of Help investment many, many miles of pathways in Scotland have opened routes to discovery in and around cities, towns, villages and in the countryside.Read more

Scottish Government’s Community Growing Fund grant scheme

The Scottish Government’s Community Growing Fund grant scheme is now open for applicationsRead more

Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood Awards

UPDATE - Extended deadline.... The Ramblers are looking to find Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood 2019, after Hastings Old Town took home the award last year.Read more

Working together on biodiversity funding

The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage are working together to fund projects which will help save endangered species, improve habitats and increase access to nature.Read more

Climate Change Consultation

Climate Change Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, has launched a consultation on a new five-year plan that will ensure Scotland's communities, economy and natural environment are adaptable and resilient to climate.Read more

Young Placechangers residential training weekend

The Young Placechangers residential training weekend on 4-5 May 2019 in Stirling is now open for bookings.Read more

Murrayfield Allotment Association Wildlife Cabin

Murrayfield Allotment Association used £2,000 from Tesco Bags of Help to purchase and install a wildlife observation cabin, which is accessible to all allotment users, including the local primary school.Read more

The It's Your Neighbourhood award is looking for entrants

Get support and recognition for your activities through the It’s Your Neighbourhood AwardRead more

Biodiversity Challenge Fund Launched

A new fund of up to £2 million to protect and enhance Scotland's nature has been launched.Read more

Take part in the national Spring clean with Keep Scotland Beautiful

Take part in the national Spring clean with Keep Scotland BeautifulRead more

Bags of Help Centenary Grants now open

To mark their 100th year, Tesco have launched Bags of Help Centenary Grants. The grants are two special voting rounds of Bags of Help. Up to £25,000 is available to support projects that can bring significant benefits to communities. We can help you apply!Read more

Cumbernauld Living Landscape wins transformational National Lottery support

Cumbernauld Living Landscape has received a transformational grant of £1,375,000 from the National Heritage Lottery Fund for its Creating Natural Connections initiativeRead more

Cook up at Cyrenians Hospital Gardens

Our February project of the month is the Royal Edinburgh Hospital Growing Space where Wednesdays are all about bringing people together to cook and share healthy food.Read more

CSGN Development Fund open for applications

Greenspace projects that will improve the environment across Scotland's central belt can apply for a share of the £350,000 CSGN Development funding.Read more

The Attic Community Garden and Orchard

The Attic is a charity that works with young people, children and families in Kirkton, Dundee. With Bags of Help funding of £4,120 they created an orchard on a piece of unloved waste ground and rejuvenated their existing community garden.Read more

#GirlsGetOot even when it's chilly

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Young Scot campaign to inspire young women to get outside promotes winter activity.Read more

Cairnlee House Greenspace Development

Bags of Help funding of £10,000 helped Cairnlee House in Aberdeen to construct a beautiful sustainable greenhouse used by all their students.Read more