The Asda Foundation is inviting applications for grants to reunite communities, celebrate togetherness, and support groups as Covid restrictions begin to ease during July, August and September.
Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available through the Bringing Communities Back Together fund, aimed at helping to either get activities back on track such as gardening clubs, lunch clubs and recreational activities; for holding a get-together event such as a welcome back party or community celebration; or a combination of the two.
Groups that can apply include PTAs, local community groups, charity, Community Interest Group, sports group, not-for-profit, elderly clubs, lunch clubs, arts and crafts groups, other hobbyist clubs, council-run groups and parish councils.
Applications forms are available from Asda stores, with a deadline of 16 August 2021 to submit them instore to an Asda Community Champion. Application forms and further information is also available on the Asda Foundation site.
Grants are specifically for the summer months of July-September, with phase 2 of the grants programme to cover October to December activity. Information about this second phase will come in August.
Nominations are also currently open for Asda’s Green Token Giving scheme, and due to Covid, voting is going online this summer.
Under this scheme, superstores will feature three community projects online that have been nominated by customers and colleagues. They will all be local, grassroots organisations having a positive impact on their local community. The group with the most online votes will receive a £500 donation with second and third place each receiving £200. More information on this scheme and how to nominate a good cause is also available on the Asda Foundation site.