In January 2015, using proceeds from the single use carrier bag charge collected by Tesco, Keep Scotland Beautiful gave out grants fixed at £250 to 200 local groups from across Scotland.  The grants helped communities to make small improvements to their local environment, bringing people together and raising a smile.  The scheme is now closed for applications.

Read more about the 200 successful groups

Organise a clean up and purchase litter pickers, tabards, disposal bags and a small snack for the volunteers.
Organise a youth group to clear a neglected border or verge and plant some bulbs and flowers to encourage wildlife.
Re-cycle old containers and use as pots for sowing native flower seeds, herbs and fruit.



  1. Local action to improve the local environment
  2. Delivered in an environmentally sustainable manner
  3. Involves and benefits the community
  4. Volunteer led



  1. Local neighbourhood/ friendship groups
  2. Local volunteer groups
  3. Not for profit organisations and groups



  1. The scheme is now closed for applications
  2. If you have submitted an application, we will be in touch with you in January 2015 to let you know if you have been successful
  3. If you have any questions which are not answered in the Frequently Asked Questions or Environmental Sustainability Guidance, please contact us at