Grant process

The Moto in The Community Trust looks to develop community partnerships around our network of Moto Service Areas.

Interested in applying for funding or community partner status?

Please take some time to read through the following criteria before completing the application process.   Following the completion of your application you will receive an email from the Moto in the Community Trust office to acknowledge your application and advise you whether your application will be progressed through to the approval process.

Please be advised that the application to approval process can take up to 6 weeks to complete.

Guidance on Applying

Please ensure before selecting one of the application forms to complete that you fit one of the categories listed below under ‘Apply for funding’.

The Trustees encourage applications within the following remit;

  • You are a charity or community school within a 15 mile radius of a Moto site
  • You have opportunities for Moto staff to be involved with your group/school
  • You are happy to support your Moto site with their fundraising events

The Trust does not currently support:

  • Applications that are for the promotion of religion or politics
  • Overseas projects

There are 3 ways to apply for funding. Please ensure that you read the guidance notes carefully.

Apply for funding

Community Partner or Adopted School

If you are already an approved Community Partner or Adopted School with an existing relationship with a Moto site.

Operations Manager or Charity Champion

If you are the Regional/Site Operations Manager or Charity Champion of a Moto site wishing to apply on behalf of your Community Partner or Adopted School.

Community Organisation or School

If you are a Community Organisation or School within 15 miles of a Moto Service Area wishing to apply for direct funding.

Questions & answers

What does being involved with your local Moto mean?

The Moto in The Community Trust looks to develop community partnerships around our network of Moto Service Areas.

Developing a relationship with your Moto site will involve visiting the Site Operations Manager and Charity Champion, committing to keeping in touch with news of your charity and offering support to your Moto site during their busy on site fundraising events. In return your organisation can benefit from funding through our Community Grant Scheme and the opportunity to profile your organisation at your Moto Service Area. This will include one collection day per year at your local Moto Service Area should you be successfully adopted as a community partner.

What size grants do you make?

In order to assist as many organisations as possible the average grant given through the funding process is £1,000. Depending on the strength of an application and demonstration of commitment by both the Moto site and Partner, larger grants maybe agreed.

Do you have a national charity of the year?

Yes we do, our national charity partner is Help for Heroes. Please see our charity of the year section for more details on this.

Can I talk to someone in person?

Yes, you can contact the Moto in the Community Trust on 01525 878500.  Email