Asda Foundation - West Midlands

The Third Place Community centre, Halesowen, is used six days a week for the benefit of the local community at either reduced rates or free. They have many user groups including parent & toddler, youth groups, dance groups and also training facilities for the NHS.

They also offer a luncheon service to the elderly – the funding is required to fit out the kitchen. They feel they will be able to offer their space to a wider range of groups in need if they have better catering facilities so the Foundation has donated £15,000.

Posted in Asda Foundation - West Midlands on 07 October 2013
Asda Foundation - West Midlands

Polesworth Scout Hall

The Polesworth Scout Hall in Tamworth is a new build in the area which will be owned by the scouts – however it is to benefit the wider community by offering low cost or free use for local community groups.

The overall build for the first phase was over £62,000 but they were short on £19,590 – which the foundation were happy to support with. There is a need in the local area for more community space.

Posted in Asda Foundation - West Midlands on 22 August 2013
Asda Foundation - West Midlands

This is a local church hall – Ebenezer Church – which is opening its doors after five years to work with the local Police, Probation services and dept of work, and pensions. They aim to offer computer services to help get people back into work.

As the hall has been closed for five years it is in desperate need of repair and equipment. The overall cost is £9,549.98 and they have managed to raise some of the funds – so the Asda Foundation will contribute with £4,549.98.

Posted in Asda Foundation - West Midlands on 16 May 2013
Asda Foundation - West Midlands

This centre is used by the wider community free of charge from elderly groups, mother and toddler and youth groups. The only cost would be for certain activities at the lowest cost available.

However over the past few years the heating system has not really been that great and now has to be replaced. The groups managed to get funds donated from Yardley Trust, Wakeham Trust and the local Police community fund.

They were still short of funds to get the job completed. The foundation was happy to donate the £2,500 needed to complete the job. They will now have a full new heating system.

Posted in Asda Foundation - West Midlands on 06 May 2013
Asda Foundation - West Midlands

This group has been in operation since 1983 and provides entertainment events for the local elderly residents – they also provide meals on wheels to make sure that the residents have one good meal a day.

However, recently they have found that it is better to transport the residents to the centre for their meal as it may be the only company they get for the day. So the £6,850 that they received from the Asda Foundation will be used for the running cost of their two mini buses.

Posted in Asda Foundation - West Midlands on 06 May 2013