Tesco is one of the largest supermarket chains operating throughout the UK. The money raised from the recently introduced 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in England, Wales and Scotland will be used to pay for a large number of local projects to improve green spaces in communities. Projects that will get the green light as a result of the funding will include building new pocket parks, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens. Administration of the local funding is being managed by Groundwork, and Groundwork GDS has played a key role in this.
Tesco Bags of Help funds local projects in communities across the UK. Administration of the local funding of the Bags of Help scheme is being managed by Groundwork and Groundwork GDS has played a key role in supporting the managment of the grants. To assist with its distrubution, the GDS team made a spatial analysis by creating Tesco grant regions and shared this with Tesco staff using a web map application. This allows Tesco to beter plan and allocate grants based on the location of stores and the needs of local communities, ultimately maximizing the impact of the funding.
Groundwork GDS is part of Groundwork London