Our Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Please note we are not able to support individuals.
Applications are welcomed from charities that have an annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum. Larger or national charities will normally not be considered under this scheme. Nor will the Scheme generally support charities that are able consistently to generate operational surpluses or which have built up considerable unrestricted reserves.
Firstly check What we fund , which details our fundraising priorities and exclusions, if you then feel you could apply then complete our Eligibility Checkerto ensure your application fits within the Asda Foundation guidelines, it is quick and simple.
If your application fits the Asda Foundation guidelines, applying could not be simpler, please contact your local store and speak to the Asda Community Champion – to see if this is something they would like to be involved with and support.
We tend to receive thousands of application locally so unfortunately we are unable to support them all, but this could be an opportunity to be nominated on the Green Token Giving Programme.
Our aim is to aim to find, nurture and promote talent and to advocate for the best possible conditions for the making of art. We enable artists, arts organisations and the sector to explore and develop their talents and to make artistic work of the utmost strength and quality. Achieving excellence is at the heart of what we do. Our definition of excellence refers to the artistic, aesthetic and ethical integrity of the artists, arts organisations and projects that we support.
The Improving Lives funding priorities are part of our wider grant making strategy launched in October 2017.
In our Improving Lives programme, we have six priority areas. These priorities describe what we want to fund and how we want to bring about change for the most disadvantaged people in greatest need.
Help at a Critical Moment Helping people to rebuild their lives following a crisis, critical moment, trauma or abuse
Positive Choices Helping people, whose actions or behaviours have led to negative consequences for themselves and others, to make positive choices
Accommodation / Housing Support Enabling people to work towards or maintain accommodation
Employment and Training Supporting people to move towards or gain employment
Financial Inclusion, Rights & Entitlements Supporting people to overcome their financial problems and ensure that they are able to claim their rights and entitlements
Support Networks & Family Working with people to develop improved support networks and family relationships
What is the focus of the fund: The Foundation has two primary aims:
To support children and young people aged 11-25 and can consider community projects that focus on mental health and wellbeing
– Priority will be given to projects that support young people in crisis and prevention of suicide.
To support older people and consider projects that help to reduce isolation, improve health, build friendships and help people to learn a new skill or develop a new interest.
How much is available: Grants of up to £1,000
Whether you are from a local authority, social enterprise, business improvement district, ‘Friends of’ group, or beyond, we’d love to hear your plans and ideas on how we can rethink parks across the UK.
There are two award streams within the programme:
Replication award; Grants of up to £200k over 2 years aimed at supporting organisations to set up, run and learn from innovative, tested, operating models for parks.
Prototyping award: Grants of up to £100k over 9-15 months to support testing and learning from digital innovations with the potential to address challenges that parks face.
About the replication awards
We are seeking organisations and partnerships who are well placed to replicate and run some of the most promising and innovative operating models for parks – particularly drawing from what was learned in the Rethinking Parksprogramme in 2014.
We are particularly interested in hearing from those who are interested in setting up Parks Foundations or including a focus on parks within a Business Improvement District. However we will also consider other innovative models that have been shown to contribute to sustainable parks management. For an informal discussion please contact [email protected]
The Planning Delivery Fund prospectus invites local authorities and third sector organisations to submit bids for an initial £11 million of resource funding.
Funding is intended to support ambitious authorities in areas of high housing need to plan for new homes and infrastructure, equipping them with the requisite resources to deliver the agenda set out in the housing white paperand the Autumn Budget.
Funding is also offered to local authorities and third sector organisations (in partnership with local authorities, or on their own) to stimulate and support innovation in the way planning services are delivered.
The Hospital Saturday Fund is a registered charity whose aims are to provide assistance through its charitable funds for:
Individuals with a medical condition or disability who would benefit from assistance with the purchase of specialised equipment or from practical forms of treatment
Registered health charities such as hospitals, hospices, medical organisations who are in need of grants for medical projects, care, research or support of medical training within the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.