One Stop is a convenience store business operating for over 20 years with more than 750 stores throughout England and Wales. Recently they have launched their Carriers for Causes campaign using the money raised from the 5p bag charge to give back to the local community.
Carriers for Causes is a grant program run by Groundwork for One Stop stores which aims to help improve lives and local places. Local groups in the community that are within a two mile radius of their store can apply for funding of up to £1000. This will cover the direct costs needed to deliver projects such as new sports equipment, improvements to community buildings and plants for a community garden.
To support this work Groundwork GIS produced an online map that lets applicants search by postcode for the nearest store they can apply to. This then displays a radial marker of two miles around their location showing the stores with funding available. Potential applicants are also provided with a link through which they can apply for a grant.