Tesco is one of the largest supermarket chains operating throughout the UK. The money raised from the recently introduced 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in England, Wales and Scotland will be used to pay for a large number of local projects to improve green spaces in communities. Projects that will get the green light as a result of the funding will include building new pocket parks, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens. Administration of the local funding is being managed by Groundwork, and Groundwork GIS has played a key role in this.
Administration of the local funding of the Bags of Help scheme is being managed by Groundwork, and Groundwork GIS has played a key role in this. Tasks completed so far have included running spatial analysis tools in order to create local grant regions and creating a web map for the project which is accessible to Tesco staff. This will allow Tesco to determine which stores grant-applicants should contact.