Excludes fundraising events.
Community Sheds can play a particularly important part in meeting the needs of older people, particularly older men who often feel isolated and do not feel that traditional services targeted at older people are right for them.
Royal Voluntary Service with funding from the Asda Foundation, has established a Sheds Grant Fund to provide Sheds who are looking for help with either set up or early stage development for more information please log on the their web site www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sport and physical activity is not only extremely beneficial for young people’s health but their personal growth, learning of teamwork and other valuable skills. Therefore investing in grass roots sport for young people plays a valuable role and strengthens community cohesion.
There so many local football, rugby, cricket, netball, dance clubs to name a few across the UK with these groups being managed by committed volunteers and funded by parents. One of the most requested areas of support the Foundation receives is around funding/support for these local groups.
Christmas is a special time of the year however; it can in some cases be an exceptionally lonely time. The Asda Foundation would like to bring people together who might otherwise not be able to do so, combatting loneliness, dealing with disability or other similar needs.
The Christmas Grants are to support your community, by bringing those in need together, organising a lunch, party, events, activities which will really make a difference.
Below are just a few examples of the types of areas the Christmas Grants will support. The main focus being by applying for a small donation you will be bringing people together making their Christmas special.
Remember to have a successful application the Community Champion at the store must be involved or taking part in the event.
A local Community hall would like to bring all the local elderly people in the community together to enjoy a lovely Christmas Lunch. The store can help by providing the items for lunch, help by getting the message out so this is available to all. Working together to bring the most vulnerable some company and celebration at this time of year and also to volunteer your time at the event
There may be a lot of homeless people in your local area who don’t get the chance to meet other people in a warm and friendly environment. You could work with the local Church Hall/Homeless Shelter to provide not only a lovely meal but some small items that may see the group through the winter months. As many of these people will just be given a hot meal elsewhere so it would be nice to give them the whole experience of a lovely party.