THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
HOME
RETAIL NEWS
RETAIL EVENTS
Fashion
Department Stores
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Home & DIY
Electricals
Health & Beauty
General Merchandise
Entertainment
Sports & Leisure
Retail Solutions
Food & Drink
RETAIL INSIGHTS
RETAIL SOLUTIONS
ABOUT US
CONTACT US
SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE
Tesco launches search for carrier bag levy charity partnership

Tesco has launched a search for suitable charities to receive a portion of the £1.8 million that it expects to raise from carrier bag levies in Wales and Scotland.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Tesco launches search for carrier bag levy charity partnership

The supermarket is inviting charities to submit proposals on how they could work with Tesco to use the money for good causes relating to the environment and their local communities.

Charges for plastic carrier bags are due to become mandatory in Scotland from October after being introduced in Wales in 2011.

Greg Sage, community director for Tesco said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for charities to partner with us and make a real difference to the communities they serve.

“We’re committed to doing what we can to reduce our impact on the environment and support our local communities.

“The money raised from the bag levy in Wales has already been put to great use by the local RSPB, and we expect the successful bidders this time round will also use the money raised to make a huge difference. For the first time, charities in Scotland will have the chance to benefit from the bag levy too.”

UK charities that meet the criteria are being encouraged to apply for either one or both of the Scottish and Welsh charity partnerships, which are expected to be worth around £1 million and £800,000 respectively.

Both partnerships will be for an initial period of 12 months from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News

RETAIL EVENTS

Retail Human Resources Summit
Retail Human Resources Summit
Wednesday 3 October 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th HR Summit 2018, The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1, 3rd October 2018
The Retail Design Summit 2018
The Retail Design Summit 2018
14 November 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre
The Retail Design Summit 2018
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
6 February 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1 9DT
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
5 June 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th Annual Retail Customer Engagement Summit
National Minimum Wage Breakfast Briefing
National Minimum Wage Breakfast Briefing
20 September 2018
6th Floor 1, St. Martin's Le Grand London, EC1A 4AS
National Minimum Wage Breakfast Briefing