Asda teams up with Welsh charity experts to donate plastic bag tax proceeds to community causes
Asda has announced that it is donating the proceeds of the Welsh Governments 5p single use carrier bag charge to the local causes that matter most to its customers with help from charity experts at Community Foundation in Wales.
The supermarket is donating all of the £360,000 raised from the levy to community causes and has given community groups and charities until 30 September to apply for donations.
The money will be distributed by Community Foundation in Wales as 180 awards of £2,000 each, with a charity focus on children and young people, older people, health and/or community cohesion.
Community Foundation in Wales will coordinate and advise on the awards and regional selection panels of Asda colleagues will vote on which projects benefit.
The Asda Carrier Bag Community Awards scheme will be promoted by dedicated Community Life Champions across Asda’s 37 Welsh stores.
Richard Mason, senior manager, community and corporate responsibility at Asda, said: “We want the carrier bag charge to have long-term social – as well as environmental – benefits. By working with Community Foundation in Wales we have the opportunity to invest innovatively in our local communities, and we want this to support local projects and charities in every Asda mile.”
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