Plymouth youngsters are being encouraged to feel the sand of the beach between their toes for the first time, thanks to a £4,000 grant from Tesco.
The money has been awarded to the Marine Biological Association, whose members were inspired to bid for the funds after discovering that some Plymouth children have never been to the beach despite living so close to the coast.
Community groups and charities in Plymouth are being invited to apply for thousands of pounds’ worth of funding through the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.
Applications are now officially open for 2020, and anyone can nominate groups and charities benefiting local communities. Three groups will be awarded grant amounts of £2,000, £1,000 or £500 every three months.