THE ASDA FOUNDATION INVESTING IN SPACES AND PLACES GRANTS

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Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available for grassroots charitable organisations across the UK to improve community spaces which will make a lasting difference to local communities.
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Application deadlineADVANCE NOTICE –the application window for the programme opens on Tuesday 9th July 2024 with a deadline for applications of SUNDAY 28th JULY 2024.
o FunderThe ASDA Foundation (founded 1988. Charity number 1124268. Total value of all grants awarded during the year ended 31 December 2022: £4,300,000 (2021: £4,010,319 (2020: £4,579,864)).
o Who can applyUK registered charities, community groups, voluntary organisations and other not-for-profit organisations with an annual income of under £250,000 in areas where ASDA has a presence.
o Key WordsBuilding Improvements, Building Repairs, Outdoor Improvements, Environment, United Kingdom.
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The ASDA Foundation’s Investing in Places and Spaces Grant Programme is designed to enable small, local grassroots community organisations with an annual income of under £250,000 to improve community spaces which will make a long-term difference to local communities across the United Kingdom. Projects should be in areas where the supermarket and retailer ASDA has a presence. Applications must be submitted to a Community Champion from an Asda superstore (the Foundation does not accept applications directly from community organisations).

Applications should include at least one of the following:

o Building improvements or development: to enhance an existing space for more people to use the facility. For example, a new kitchen, improving toilet facilities, extension on a building, new flooring, developing an unused internal space, improving disabled access and facilities, security features to keep the space and place secure, creating a tech hub and enhancing technological capabilities.
o Building repairs: the space may need upgrading or replacement. For example, roof repairs, doors and windows repairs/replacement, central heating replacement, electrical wiring upgrade, plumbing repairs/replacement, 
and/or
o Outdoor Improvement or development: access to green space will improve mental wellbeing and reduce social isolation. For example, play area development/upgrading safety features, community gardens, transforming wasteland into usable space, allotment space.

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to cover materials, tradespeople and equipment costs.

Please note that there is a matched funding requirement for this programme. Applicants will be expected to contribute at least 50% of the total project cost from their own or other sources.

Eligible applicants must either:

o Own and have full responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of the building/space, or
o Lease and have full responsibility for upkeep and maintenance with at least 10 years remaining.

The application window opens on Tuesday 9th February and will close to applications on Sunday 28th July 2024.

Application forms can be obtained from ASDA Community Champions, who are based in local Asda superstores.

Further information about the Investing in Places and Spaces Grants is available on the Foundation’s website.