Community project support
At Asda, we are committed to making the communities around our stores – our ‘Asda miles’ – better places to live and work for our colleagues and customers. One of the ways we do this is through the Asda Foundation, a charitable company that provides grants to a range of good causes in Scotland. Each project we support is nominated by the people and communities we serve. For us, sharing their passion is the ideal way to give something back to the local communities that support us. As well as making significant donations to large community projects and funding our Chosen By You, Given By Us green token scheme, the Asda Foundation offers a range of smaller local impact grants for organisations nominated by Asda colleagues. Elizabeth Arbuckle, Community Champion at Asda Toryglen, has recently secured local impact grants for six projects in your area: • Glasgow Life received £500 for the annual Castlemilk Family Day, a free event for families to come together; • Cambuslang Rugby Club Junior Section received £1,000 to buy new strips for their mini rugby teams, replacing their old and worn-out kit; • Hampden Boys Club received £1,000 to purchase new match kit for their football team; • The Lightburn Elderly Association Project (LEAP), which offers support services to older people, received £1,000 to put on a special Christmas lunch for all 300 of their valued volunteers; • The Rutherglen and Cambuslang Menshed, which provides community space for older men to socialise, pursue hobbies and prevent isolation, received £841.89 to pay for musical instruments and catering equipment; • The Second Chance Project received £1,000 to hold a fundraising event to support their work helping people with drug and/or alcohol problems. Last year the Asda Foundation invested more than £300,000 in community projects and good causes in Scotland that have made a real difference to the wider community. We are always looking for new good causes to support through the Foundation and our award-winning Asda Community programme. If you know of a project that might benefit from our support, please speak to the Community Champion when you're in-store.