Grassroots Grants LaunchFebruary 22nd 2023
We’re excited to announce our Grassroots Grants programme has launched.
Asda Foundation’s Grassroots Grants are designed to support a broad range of activities, helping to build resilient communities by empowering local groups to make a positive difference.
The following grants are available:
Empowering Local Communities
Under 18s Better Starts
Cost of Living
Grants are between £400 and £1,600 and can be used for a wide range of community projects and needs. From helping with the rise in utility bills, to providing essentials for a community foodbank, to supporting projects to give children the best start in life or simply bringing people and communities together.
We know small grassroots organisations play a vital role in their community, making positive change and improving people’s lives every day. We know demand for community services and activities is rising and the challenge for many groups is lack of funding to continue their vital work.
In response, Asda Foundation will be investing over £1.3 million through this grant programme in 2023 to support a wide range of projects to build resilient communities, helping local grassroots community groups to meet the diverse needs of their community and to help them thrive and grow.
The application window opens on 27th February 2023. Read the guidance for all three grants here and if you have an eligible project in mind, speak to your local Community Champion at your nearest Asda Superstore for more information, including how to apply.
Last year, we supported thousands of local community groups through this grant programme. Take a look at how groups used the funding below.
The Happiness Cafes host a regular café that provides a positive, non-judgemental environment for caregivers and people with dementia.
The group received an Empowering Local Communities grant which they used to purchase additional resources and materials to enhance their sessions. The equipment purchased enabled the group to build stimulating, fun events that are tailored to ensure everyone is included.
Be The Change Youth Project is a youth group committed to developing young people who are a force for good in the community, bringing people together to represent the local community in all its diversity.
They received an Under 18s Better Starts grant which helped them to provide healthy cooking activities for young people, during the school holidays.
Woodlands Food Table support local people through difficult times, providing various services, including a food and warm bank.
The group received a Cost of Living grant which they used to purchase items to stock their foodbank, continuing vital work in their community.