SIXTY-FOUR young people across Scotland have received a development award thanks to £27,000 Asda Foundation donation to The Prince’s Trust Scotland

Earlier this year, the Asda Foundation, a charitable company that provides grants to a range of good causes in Scotland, awarded £27,637 to The Prince’s Trust to support their Development Awards programme.

The scheme helps disadvantaged young people overcome financial barriers to work, education and training by offering small grants to cover a wide range of expenses, including course fees, travel to work or new equipment.

Asda’s support has allowed The Prince’s Trust to make 64 Development Awards to 14-26 year olds living in the communities around Asda stores in Scotland.

These included funding for a sign language course, forklift driver training, equipment for a trainee mechanic and an apprentice electrician and a sewing machine for a dressmaker.