In April Tesco Bags of Help responded to the current COVID-19 crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities. Due to demand and the urgent need for additional funding in communities the fund remains open and is welcoming applications from across Scotland.

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In order respond quickly to the emergency a streamlined application and payment process is in place to make it easier to get funds out quickly. The programme will provide a single payment award of £500 to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups, as part of their emergency response in supporting local communities.

greenspace scotland's Community Enablers are here to help you. Find out more about the fund criteria and who to contact for your local area here.

So far in Scotland, 553 community groups have been awarded more than £276,000 towards their COVID-19 work and many more grants are still being awarded. Each group is receiving £500 to to adapt their operations to the COVID crisis in terms of increased demand, disruption of delivery and/or managing new ways to deliver their services. Read more about some projects here.