This week we’ve seen how our first round of the Bags of Help projects are transforming community spaces. Supported by our colleagues in Dundee, Her Majesty The Queen stopped by to open the Mary Slessor Gardens in the city where, through the Bags of Help scheme, we have supported a group called Bonnie Dundee. The group received £12,000 to create a garden that brings neighbours together, protects wildlife and reconnects children with nature.
This is just one of 1,100 projects we are helping across the country, transforming green spaces in our communities, with thanks to colleagues helping to put our customers’ donations to good use.
We only started Bags of Help in October and have become one of, if not the, biggest supporters of green spaces across England, Scotland and Wales. What makes this special is that it’s projects chosen by people working and living in the community which are being helped by our colleagues.
Over the coming months we will see hundreds of Bags of Help projects being completed. Keep sending in your great pictures and share how you are making a difference to your local community. If you’re aware of a group or organisation which may benefit from a grant then let the team know at firstname.lastname@example.org.