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Customer Highlight – Klas Care

The Asda Community Capital £1 million milestone was passed with the approval of a £40,000 loan to childcare provider Klas Care, based in the Renfrewshire towns of Linwood and Johnstone.

Set up in 2010 by Kirsty MacKenzie and Lesley Compston in response to a severe lack of local affordable childcare, Klas Care will use the money to convert and renovate new premises which they have just recently acquired. The new building, a disused janitor’s lodging on the grounds of East Fulton Primary School, will allow Klas Care to offer some much needed activity space for local charities and community groups.

We are delighted to receive £40,000 from the Asda Community Capital fund. The support we have received from SIS has been fantastic the team are so supportive and have had a positive effect on our future plans. This funding will enable us to progress with our refurbishment plans and make our aims and objectives a reality bringing additional child care spaces and much needed community space.

Lesley Compston, Co-founder Klas Care

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Klas Care has become the 30th organisation to be awarded funding through the pioneering Asda Community Capital fund. Other recipients include Edinburgh based community bakers Breadshare, Cumnock Juniors, Brewgooder and Heroes Vodka.

Asda Community Capital was established in 2014 following the supermarket’s pledge to invest half of the funds from the bag charge to support innovative social enterprises and community projects across Scotland.