Aims/priorities: Registered charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and other not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply for support with initiatives that will make a real long-term difference, benefiting the wider community.
In light of easing of coronavirus restrictions, the new scheme Bringing Communities Back Together aims to support local groups by providing two tranches of funding (Phase 1 and Phase 2), aimed at supporting a celebration event or enabling activities and services to get back on track after the disruption of the pandemic.
There are now four funding streams available:
- Celebration Event eg welcome back party, community celebration.
- Getting Activities Back on Track eg gardening clubs, supporting groups and recreational activities, lunch clubs.
- Combination (of the above) for those wanting to apply for both celebration event and getting activities back on track.
- Essential Support for groups who provide help for the immediate needs of disadvantaged local people.
Who can apply? Applications are accepted from registered charities, not-for-profit companies, community interest companies and unincorporated clubs or associations in the UK. PTAs, school support groups (supporting extra-curricular activities) are eligible to apply.
To be eligible, applicants must be able to provide:
- Clear rationale for how the grant money will be used.
- A bank statement or deposit slip to confirm proof of payee name.
- Provide an estimate of potential items or activities.
At least one of accepted document as per below:
- Registered charities - charity number/constitution.
- Registered companies - company number/memorandum and articles of association.
- Community Interest Companies (CICs) - company number/constitution/memorandum and articles of association.
- Unincorporated club or association - constitution/club rules.
Grant amount: Between £250 and £1,000
Application process: Application forms can be obtained from Asda Community Champions, who are based in local Asda stores. There are two different application forms, one for groups who are government entity organisations and another for groups who are non-government entities. (Guidance notes on completing these forms are available on the Asda Foundation website.)
All applications must be made via the applicant's local Asda Community Champion; applications made directly by organisations will not be accepted by the Foundation.
Deadline: 1 November 2021.
Website address: asdafoundation.org