Healthy Holiday Fund will provide charities with grants of up to £500
The Asda Foundation is supporting 100’s of local good causes as part of its Healthy Holiday fund with the aim of helping to provide access to food for children across the school holidays. The programme which is in its third year will support local charities across the UK who applied for a grant of up to £500 via their local store.
The grants of up to £500 enable local charities to run more activities for children over the holidays and helps provide access to food during the holidays. The funding is aimed at the small, grass roots organisations with the aim to help provide food provision to more people, reducing inequality and improving access so that no child feels different or excluded from participation.
In addition, due to social distancing guidelines in place, some of the local groups will deliver their programmes ‘virtually’. They will provide support to families on how to be creative in entertaining children during the holidays and also help ensure children receive a healthy meal, including Zoom cookery classes with the ingredients being delivered beforehand.
Alexandra Preston, Asda Foundation Manager, said:“We’re delighted to be able to support a number of brilliant local charities this summer. We know that families will be finding it difficult to continue to entertain children over the holidays and given the pandemic we’ve gone through, some will be finding the cost of catering for their children a challenge, so we hope that our Healthy Holiday Grants helps to support good causes in both providing food provision and extra online support.”
The Asda Foundation Healthy Holiday grants were available for good causes to apply for via Asda Community Champions, based in stores and will be supporting groups from now right across the school holidays.
You can find more information about applying for the grants here.