Funding for Local Groups to Help With Cost-of-Living Rise and Refugees in the UK

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Aims/priorities: The Empowering Local Communities Grant programme is provided and administered by Asda Foundation.

The scheme helps to transform communities and improve lives, plus help those with the rising cost of living rise and to support refugees.

The purpose of the programme is to support projects and activities which are important to a community which benefit local people.

The programme is designed to support projects under four themes:

  • Building Resilient Communities.
  • Active Lives.
  • Seasonal Celebrations & Festivals.
  • Leading Healthier Lives.

Who can apply? Applications will be accepted from local community groups and organisations based in the UK.

The following criteria apply:

  • Group must have a presence in and benefit the local community and be not for profit.
  • Any equipment funded is the property of the group and is not for individual use.
  • End beneficiaries must be community groups of people.
  • There is no minimum timescale for how long the group has been in existence.

Grant amount: Between £500 and £1,500

Application process: Application forms can be obtained from Asda Community Champions, who are based in local Asda stores. Applicants can use the store locator link on the Foundation website to get in touch with their local store and speak to their Community Champion about their project proposal. Application forms may be completed by hand or digitally.

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.

Applications should be submitted at least six weeks before activities are due to begin to give enough processing time and should include the following:

Bank statement/paying in slip to verify the payee name for the cheque by looking at the account name, which should be clearly visible.

Group documents e.g. constitution, club rules, etc.

If not a registered charity, provide confirmation that the group is a not for profit organisation.

Digital signature declaration (if not providing a wet signature).

Ringfencing confirmation (if group name and payee name are different).

Deadline: Friday 19 August 2022.

Contact information: Contact Asda Foundation or an Asda Community Champion for further information.

Website: Foundation Grants | Asda Foundation

£1000.01 to £10,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Communities Experiencing Racial Inequalities
Covid 19
Health and Wellbeing
Unpublish Date: 
Saturday, 20 August, 2022