Renovating Places

June 22nd, 2022

This week, we announced funding of £750k to support 60 projects across the UK with grants to improve community spaces and places.

One of the groups receiving an Asda Foundation grant for £23,200 is Headspace Bolton CIC. Headspace offers an exciting and creative outlet for people with lived experience of mental illness and will use funding to renovate and transform their space to continue running workshops, performances and enable people to exhibit their work.

The work carried out on the building will include access ramps, upgraded bathroom and kitchen facilities, new staging, lighting, flooring and ceilings, and increased security and shutters.

Wow, we’re so happy and grateful to receive a grant from the Asda Foundation, we can’t quite believe it! This grant will enable us to renovate and transform our space to create a warmer, safer environment and gives us the opportunity to make it our ‘home’.

Headspace Bolton offers a safe space for people to freely express their unique traits and individuality. Participants can get involved in a wide range of creative activities and workshops, from stand-up comedy to spoken word, photography to film making.

This new and improved space will enable us to continue delivering our wide range of creative workshops, bringing people together, helping them to build skills and unlock their potential and improving mental health.

Ginny Allende, Co-founder of Headspace Bolton CIC


I was delighted to surprise Headspace Bolton with a cheque for £23,200 from Asda Foundation. Headspace is an amazing local project providing creative opportunities and taking a unique approach to supporting people from our community. It’s a safe space to be yourself and let your creativity thrive and this funding will make a huge difference!

Lorraine Smith, Community Champion Asda Burnden Park

Headspace is a creative project led by and for people with lived experience of mental illness. The creative direction is determined by members and to date, the group has worked alongside artists to deliver workshops in; stand-up comedy, music, musical theatre, spoken word, stop motion animation, film making, scriptwriting. Members get to perform and exhibit their work to live and online audiences. To find out more follow Headspace Bolton on social media @headspacebolton or email

Renovating Places

Congratulations to the groups below who are being awarded grants for Renovating Spaces

Ark Church Nottingham
Armed Forces Support Group
Bailliefields Community Hub SCIO
Bangor Foodbank and Community Support
Bideford & District Sea Cadets
Biggleswade Arts Collective CIC
Bothwell Futures
Bournemouth Lifeguard Corps
Charles Young Centre
Coddington Village Hall
CPD Pwllheli FC Cyfyngedig
Creative Care Scotland
Dream Time Creative CIC
Elder Voice
Engage In The Community
Fittie Community Development Trust
Friends of Morecambe Bay
Grenoside Scout & Guide Group
Headspace Bolton C.I.C
Helenslea Community Hall SCIO
Manchester Vineyard
Newton Abbot Centre Association
One Dalkeith
Re. Future Collective
Seagoe Youth Group
Shirley Community Association
St Stephen’s Church, Chatham
The Future Group for St Mary’s Church Bitton
The Gate Charity
The Net Youth Project – Comber Youth For Christ
The Parochial Church of Great Baddow, Meadgate
The Streetly Association
Youth & Community Connexions