Greggs Foundation – Environmental Grants
The Greggs Foundation (formerly Greggs Trust) was established in 1987 by the former Chairman of Greggs plc, Ian Gregg, and is a registered charity. The Foundation’s aim is to put something back into the communities where there are Greggs shops and where customers and employees live.
The Foundation does this by offering several different grants programmes, including the Environmental Grants Scheme, which was launched in January 2016 and is funded by the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops.
The Environmental Grants scheme is aimed at organisations that have ideas to improve local areas so that it can improve people’s lives. The programme aims to deliver demonstrable improvements to the environment, and will also fund educational projects to help people learn about their impact on the world around them.
Essential eligibility criteria:
Not-for-profit organisations with a turnover of £300,000 or less and schools in England, Scotland and Wales can apply.
Organisations that are based near Greggs shops will be given priority.Funding is available for projects that benefit the local environment.
Grants can cover the purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities.
The Greggs Foundation is also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting local environments.
Priority will be given to projects which include one or more of the following:
Improves the local environment.
Insures involvement of local communities.
Delivers a sustainable and measurable difference.
Supports people in need.
9 March 2018