Capital grants are available to charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK for local projects that benefit the wider community, address local needs and make a significant difference to the local community.
Objectives of Fund
The ASDA Foundation offers funding in support of a range of good causes that have the direct support and involvement from their local ASDA store.
The funding is intended to ‘transform communities and improve lives’ across the UK.
Examples of previously successful groups include:
- Carers Resource in Shipley, which provides support and information to unpaid carers and those in need of care and support, received funding to help with decorating, replacing worn out carpets and replacing 30 old chairs.
- Helping Hands in Scotland runs three groups which provide support for people living with dementia, their carers and vulnerable older people in the community. The funding will purchase a van for the group so they can take their members out on more outings.
- The Canolfan Pentre, in Wales, is a community social and learning hub run by community members. The funding will replace the old boiler that no longer works.
- The Princes Trust on the East Coast of Scotland, works with disadvantaged young people to build confidence, increase motivation and improve their employability skills. The funding is for 61 development awards and associated costs in communities surrounding 61 Asda stores.
Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees.
One to four grants are given each month.
Who Can Apply
Registered charities and local not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Have the experience and capacity to deliver and maintain the project.
- Have a current three to five year project plan in place.
- Have the systems in place to ensure their finances are well managed.
The following are not eligible for funding:
- Revenue costs only, such as salaries and overhead costs.
- For-profit organisations.
- Projects that will benefit only one user group.
- Projects with similar facilities in the applicant’s community.
- Religious centres.
- Government owned buildings.
Unsuccessful applicants will not be able to reapply for the same project.
The funding is intended to support capital costs, buildings, renovations, vehicles, equipment such as computers and audio systems, etc.
Projects must make a significant difference to local communities and the people who live there and that meet the following objectives:
- Identified opportunities, initiatives and new ways to support local communities.
- Charity/good cause has developed relationships with local the local store, depot or home office at a grassroots level.
- Tackling the underlying problems in the local community.
- Can apply evidence from programmes of community needs and aspirations to develop their existing model.
- Benefits the wider community and is not just supporting a single user group.
- There is a need for this facility locally.
- Will make a real long term difference.
- Would transform the community, improving the lives of those who live there.
How To Apply
Applications may be made at any time.
The application process is as follows:
- Groups should first complete the online eligibility checker, which can be found on the Asda Foundation website.
- Groups whose projects fit the Foundation’s guidelines and criteria should then contact their Community Champion at their local Asda to see if this is something they wish to support locally.
- Applications must be approved and signed by the project co-ordinator and the General Store Manager.
- Applications will be reviewed by the Asda Foundation team. If additional information is required the Community Champion will be contacted.
- Successful applications will be put to the board of trustees who review applications on a monthly basis.
To apply go to the ASDA Foundation website