Asda Foundation Getting Schools Back on Track – applications deadline 15 November 2020

The Getting Schools Back on Track grant has been designed to help ease the pressures that have been placed on all families during the pandemic. Getting children back to school in September is a priority not only for learning needs but to also enable parents to go back to work. 

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply for a grant, your group must be one of the following:

  • A Charity
  • A Not for Profit Company
  • A Community Interest Company (CIC)
  • An Unincorporated Club or Association
What are the funding priorities?

Your group must:

  • Benefit your local community
  • Be local to an ASDA store
  • Bring people back together
  • Ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to be involved
What can you apply for / use the grant for?

Here are some examples of things they are willing to fund (not an exhaustive list):

  • stationery for class
  • breakfast clubs/after school clubs
  • uniform bank basics
  • PE kit basics
  • PPE needs
  • healthy holiday activity – October half term and Christmas

They will not fund:

  • Salary costs
  • iPads/tablets/laptops
  • coats
  • food parcels
  • electrical items
Is there a deadline?

The deadline for the non-government entity is 15 November 2020 and each application must be forwarded with its accompanying documents. Their other funding ‘Transforming Communities’ is currently closed and you should check back on their website to see details about when this may open. Your application will be considered within 6 weeks from the date your Community Champion submits it to the Asda Foundation.

Further information and support

You will need to have specific governance in place such as a constitution, accounts, a safeguarding policy, and a well considered budget breakdown. If you require support with this, please contact Herjeet at herjeet.randhawa@rva.org.uk.