Carrier bag cash presented to local groups

Nan Hainsworth received the cheque on behalf of the 1st Dunnichen Scout Group.
Nan Hainsworth received the cheque on behalf of the 1st Dunnichen Scout Group.

The Forfar Asda store in New Road has donated funds raised through the five pence carrier bag charge to three local causes.

The groups recently received cheques from the Asda Carrier Bag Community Grant scheme.

They were the 1st Dunnichen Scout Group which received £1570, the Strathmore Pipe Band which received £2000 and Charleston Pre-School Playgroup which received £642.

At Asda, the five pence charge for single-use carrier bags is used to support good causes that benefit the local community by providing grants of up to £2000. The grants can help meet a wide range of costs including general running costs, training, equipment and materials, local community activities and events.

It is easy to apply and you don’t have to be a registered charity, just visit - for more information on the eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Applications are accepted at anytime and if they don’t meet the current deadline then they are included in the next round.

Nan Hainsworth was presented with the cheque on behalf of 1st Dunnichen Scout Group. The money was used to put down new flooring which has improved the hall and made it suitable for other user groups such as Letham Playgroup.

Asda has committed the proceeds (less VAT) from the sale of the five pence single-use carrier bags across their 62 stores in Scotland to charitable causes. Applications with supporting documents have to be submitted by 4pm on November 30, 2015. The grant request must be at least 25 per cent of the overall total project cost so projects which cost over £8000 in total won’t be considered.