The ASDA Foundation has announced that Round 2 of its Under 18 Better Starts Grant is open for applications.

This is a funding pot being advertised to schools to set up breakfast clubs in schools where children arriving without breakfast is a problem.

The programme makes grants of between £500-£1500 available to support a broad range of activities for children under the age of 18 which contribute to transforming communities and improving children’s lives.

It could be providing essential food over the school holidays or a new uniform and sports kit ahead of the new school year, etc.

Other activities could include:

  • A holiday book club or cooking classes at a local community allotment,
  • Teaching children how to grow their own vegetables,
  • Educating them about healthy eating and where food comes from,
  • Update equipment at a local sports club ahead of a summer camp, aimed at keeping children active and maintaining mental wellbeing during the school holidays.

Applications should be made through each local Asda store’s Community Champion.  Applications can be submitted at any time up to the 19th August 2022.