Improving people’s lives by improving their environment
Greggs believe that looking after our neighbourhoods can have a real impact on the quality of life of the people who live there. Their Environmental Grant fund is therefore dedicated to improving the local environment – whether that means turning a piece of wasteland into a garden or organising litter picking days on the beach. They look to fund projects that improve the physical environment in a way that also benefits the wider community. They have seven local charity committees which meet regularly throughout England, Scotland and Wales to review applications and award grants. They offer grants of up to £2,000 and concentrate on helping existing not for profit organisations to deliver new projects. Organisations may only apply once per calendar year for this grant.
Any not for profit organisation can apply, but 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 providing the project is accessible to the community outside of school hours. Schools are given the same level of priority as small locally based organisations.
Greggs 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. They are also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting your local environment.