Glasgow MP encourages community groups to apply for charity funding

Alison Thewliss, SNP MP for Glasgow Central, today called on community groups across Glasgow to apply for funding from the “Chosen by you, given by us” programme run by the Asda Foundation.

The programme, which awards grants to community groups located close to major Asda stores, gives Asda customers the chance to nominate local groups and vote for their favourite groups to receive funding. In the latest round of funding, St Fillan’s Primary School was awarded £500 and Camglen Road and Hollybrook Academy were awarded £200 each.

With more and more supermarkets and businesses using the funds raised from the Scottish Government’s 5p bag charge to support good causes, Ms Thewliss is encouraging groups across Glasgow and beyond to make the most of the funding available for local projects.

Commenting, Alison Thewliss MP said:

“It’s great to see many different schools, community groups and non-profit organisations across Glasgow benefit from this excellent initiative by Asda, which provides vital support for organisations which are working at the heart of the community.

“I’m also pleased to see that more and more businesses are using the funds raised from the Scottish Government’s 5p bag charge, which has raised over £1 million for charity in the last year alone. This initiative is one of many funding programmes that are available for community groups across Glasgow.

“I hope many more charities and community groups in Glasgow will take the opportunity to apply for the funds offered from programmes funded by the 5p bag charge and I am always happy to help point groups in the right direction for funding which matches their needs.”

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