Community partners

The Moto Foundation makes a positive difference to the communities around Moto's locations

The Moto Foundation makes a positive difference to the communities around Moto’s locations.

One of the ways we do this is by providing each Moto location with the opportunity to adopt a local community partner.  By joining forces with community groups and charities we are able to support them in realising their objectives.

Our local community partners benefit from opportunities to visit their partnered Moto site, exhibit their publicity material and collect for their own registered charity on specific fundraising days.  Our local community partners can also benefit from our community grant scheme.


How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a local community partner for a Moto site please email information on your charity to motofoundation@moto-way.co.uk clearly stating which Moto service area you would like to apply to.  Your application should give details of your short and long term objectives and ideas on how our staff can work with you.  Applications are invited throughout the year.  You may be asked to visit your local Moto location to present information about your charity to Moto colleagues.

Please read our case studies for examples of our local community partnerships.

We encourage applications if:

  • You are a charity or good cause within a 25 mile radius of a Moto site
  • You have opportunities for Moto colleagues to be involved with your group
  • 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

National Charity Partners

From July 2022 our new National Charity Partners are Mind and SAMH. During this five-year partnership we aim to raise £1.25million, to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone

Learn more


Grants

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Questions and Answers

What does being a community partner involve?

We encourage Moto sites and their community partners to develop their own relationship but this can involve visiting the Site Operations Manager and Charity Champion on site, committing to keeping in touch with your charity’s news and events and offering support to your Moto site during their busy on-site fundraising events. In return your organisation could benefit from funding through our Community Grant Scheme and the opportunity to profile your organisation at your Moto Service Area. This could include one collection day per year at your local Moto Service Area.

What happens after I have sent in an application to be a local community partner?

Your information will be read by the Foundation office and all relevant applications will be forwarded to the management team at the Moto site in question.  It may be that the site that you have applied to already has a local community partner.  If this is the case they may consider supporting an additional organisation if their site has the capacity. 

Do you have a national charity of the year?

Yes we do, our current national charity partners are Mind and SAMH. Please see our National Charity Partner section of the website for more details on this.

What size community grants do you make?

There is no minimum or maximum amount.  The Moto Foundation seeks to support as many community projects as possible.

Do you give grants outside the UK?

Only in special circumstances.

Can I talk to someone in person?

Yes, you can contact the Moto Foundation on 01525 878500.  Email motofoundation@moto-way.co.uk


Some of the community organisations we support


Grants

Awarded toDate awardedAmountLocation
Wheaton Aston Beer Festival May-22 £400.00Hilton Park
The Gathering Place May-22£1,000.00Swansea
Wiltshire Music Centre May-22 £250.00Warminster
Bilston Peoples Centre May-22 £500.00Hilton Park
Bollington Community Association (known as The Bridgend Centre) May-22 £250.00Knutsford
Douglas Macmillan Hospice May-22 £1,000.00Stafford
St Bartholomew’s Church Arkendale May-22 £485.00Wetherby
Willow Tree Primary School PTFA May-22 £1,000.00Wetherby
Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust (Maggie’s Southampton) May-22 £800.00Winchester
Cwm Welfare Community Sports Club LTD May-22 £750.00Cardiff
Suicide Prevention Bristol May-22 £3,000.00Severn View
3rd Walderslade Guides Apr-22 £666.00Medway
Kinross-Shire Youth Enterprise Apr-22 £500.00Kinross
NORTH CUMBRIA RESCUE & RESPONSE Apr-22 £500.00Southwaite
Photographers with Disabilities Apr-22 £500.00Severn View
Grief Encounter South West Apr-22 £1,000.00Severn View
Cartmel Priory School Apr-22 £500.00Burton
Toddington Rovers Football Cub Apr-22 £907.66Toddington
Swansea Music Art Digital Apr-22 £250.00Swansea
Maggie’s at the Royal Marsden Apr-22 £340.00Heston
Charnwood 20:20 Apr-22 £1,000.00Donington Park
Headway DevonApr-22 £700.00Exeter
Ashton Keynes Pre-School Mar-22£393.86Leigh Delamere
Rhondda Paddlers Mar-22£270.00Cardiff
Pal Fitness Education CIC Mar-22£320.00Frankley
FASD Awareness Mar-22£240.00Medway
Creative Recovery CIO Mar-22£960.00Woolley Edge
Refocus Project Ltd Mar-22£1,000.00Medway
Hackney Doorways Mar-22£250.00Thurrock
VegVan Community Farm CIC Mar-22£401.00Donington Park
Coventry Cyrenians Mar-22£500.00Rugby
Group Garden Holidays Mar-22£300.00Cherwell
Friends of Riverside Primary School Mar-22£1,000.00Medway
Ton Yr Ywen Primary School Mar-22£250.00Cardiff
Friends of Mobberley Mar-22£250.00Knutsford
CADAS Mar-22£300.00Southwaite
Carers in Bedfordshire Mar-22£412.00Toddington
Friends of Oakfield Park School Mar-22£250.00Ferrybridge
Church Eaton Cricket Club Mar-22£300.00Stafford
The Mulberry CentreMar-22£500.00Heston
Henry Whipple SchoolMar-22£600.00Trowell
Cowlersley Community Out of School Club CIC Mar-22£250.00Woolley Edge
Nottinghamshire Hospice Feb-22 £1,000.00Trowell
ST James C of E Junior School Feb-22 £250.00Donington Park
Swings & Smiles Feb-22 £1,000.00Chieveley
Prevent 2 Protect Feb-22 £2,000.00Birch
somewherehouse somerset Feb-22 £500.00Bridgwater
Step By Step Feb-22 £916.00Reading
Wellgate Primary School Feb-22 £500.00Woolley Edge
Daisy’s Dream Feb-22 £1,200.00Reading
Cianna’s Smile Feb-22 £700.00Reading
Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust CIC Feb-22 £960.21Bridgwater
Darton And District Cricket Club Jan-22 £250.00Woolley Edge
Seed of Hope CIC Jan-22 £1,000.00Bridgewater
The Haven Wolverhampton Jan-22 £1,000.00Hilton Park
Bridge Community Project Jan-22 £1,000.00Swansea
Fossoway Tennis Club Jan-22 £250.00Kinross
RivelinCo Jan-22 £500.00Woolley Edge
All Yours Period Box CIC Jan-22 £1,000.00Chieveley
Support Through Sport CIC Jan-22 £750.00Trowell
Cygnet Training Theatre Jan-22 £250.00Exeter
Involve Kent Jan-22 £350.00Medway
My Shining Star Childrens Cancer Charity Jan-22 £1,000.00Medway
Wye Gymnastics and Galaxy Cheerleading Jan-22 £250.00Severn View
Oxford Diocesan Council for Social Work Inc. Parents And Children Together (PACT) Jan-22 £500.00Reading
Stanley United FC u14s Jan-22 £100.00Ferrybridge
Sue Young Cancer Support in Leicestershire & Rutland Jan-22 £500.00Donington Park
INCREDIBLE ME Jan-22 £750.00Severn View
Hope Community Project (Wolverhampton) Dec-21 £1,250.00Hilton Park
Friends of Columbia Grange Dec-21 £1,188.00Washington
Mitchells Miracles Dec-21 £1,000.00Thurrock
Bicester baby bank and surrounding villages Dec-21 £500.00Cherwell
Vision of Adventure Dec-21 £555.00Burton
Headway Somerset Dec-21 £500.00Bridgewater
Valley DaffodilsDec-21 £1,000.00Cardiff
Westerhope Utd Football Club ltd Nov-21£250.00Washington
NewStartsNov-21£600.00Frankley
BillyChipNov-21£750.00Warminster
Clipstone Brook Lower School Nov-21£400.00Toddington
Crawley Community Action Nov-21£750.00Pease Pottage
Dylan Thomas Community School Nov-21£500.00Swansea
The Coppice Spring Academy Nov-21£400.00Winchester
Wylye Coyotes Afterschool Club CIC Nov-21£500.00Warminster
The Gina Project CIC Nov-21£322.50Frankley
New Life WoodNov-21£500.00Thurrock
Orchard Meadow Primary School Nov-21£300.00Cherwell
Cope Children’s Trust (known as Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People) Nov-21£1,000.00Donington Park
Castle Pool Community Partnership Nov-21£259.60Tamworth
Sneinton Play Centre Nov-21£561.50Donington Park
St Gregory’s RC Primary School Nov-21£200.00Birch
Spirit and Soul Equine Therapy Nov-21£167.40Donington Park
Under The Trees Nov-21£250.00Stirling
St Andrews Major CIW Primary School PTA Nov-21£441.00Cardiff
Windmills – Acute Bereavement Support for Children and Young People in Staffordshire. Nov-21£500.00Stafford
EMERGE 3RS Nov-21£500.00Birch
Rugby Free Secondary School Nov-21£300.00Rugby
The Five Towns Plus Hospice Fund Limited Oct-21£568Ferrybridge
High Legh Community Association Oct-21£250Lymm
Julian HouseOct-21£458Exeter
Clapgate Primary School Oct-21£118Woolley Edge
Church Eaton Cricket Club Oct-21£240Stafford
Featherstone Rovers FoundationOct-21£250Ferrybridge
Oak Field Primary School Oct-21£500Cardiff
Handsworth Association of Schools Oct-21£500Frankley
Treloar TrustOct-21£500Winchester
The Dell PTA Oct-21£525Severn View
Children’s Adventure Farm TrustOct-21£500Lymm
King’s Church Darlington Oct-21£300Barton Park
WUKSART Ltd – Watersafe UK Search and Rescue Oct-21£520Donington Park
Emmaus Dover Sep-21£500Dover
Waunarlwydd Galaxy AFC CIC Sep-21£1,500Swansea
The Dads Lane Community Association CIO Sep-21£1,000Frankley
ABC to read Sep-21£700Reading
Cherwell Theatre Company Sep-21£800Cherwell
Cardiff Women’s Aid Sep-21£1,000Cardiff
Dunstable Town Youth Under 12 Tigers Sep-21£500Toddington
MacIntyre Great Communities Sep-21£970Lymm
Gorfenna Community Interest Company Aug-21£577Saltash
We Are Beams Aug-21£500Thurrrock
RAW Workshop Aug-21£800Cherwell
Bradninch Climate Action Group Bee Yard Aug-21£500Exeter
Allithwaite Playing Fields and Community Centre Aug-21£500Burton
YPI counselling Aug-21£450Reading
North Yorkshire Hospice Care Aug-21£500Wetherby
Sense Touchbase Pears Aug-21£410Frankley
Wild About Stockton Heath Aug-21£315Lymm
The SALTO Foundation Limited Aug-21£500Toddington
Friends of Dunvant Park Aug-21£610Swansea
Coton Green Community Hall Association Aug-21£500Tamworth
Secret World Wildlife Rescue Aug-21£412Bridgwater
St Ann’s Hospice Aug-21£500Birch
Paces Sheffield Aug-21£500Woolley Edge
Kids Cancer Charity Jul-21£275Swansea
Swansea Music Art Digital Jul-21£275Swansea
Buckingham Canal Society Jul-21£275Toddington
Levett School, Pupil Referral Unit Jul-21£275Doncaster
Wakefield District Scouts Jul-21£275Woolley Edge
Turntable Furniture Jul-21£275Exeter
The Royal Fusionaires Marching Display Band Jul-21£275Swansea
Dial Wood Carriage Driving for the Disabled Jul-21£275Woolley Edge
Friends of Avery Place Jul-21£275Trowell
Girlguiding North Yorkshire South Jul-21£275Wetherby
Freedom Foundation CIC Jul-21£275Trowell
Diversify Education and Communities CIC Jul-21£275Trowell
CanDo Connect CIC Jul-21£275Swansea
Heidi Patterson’s journey Jul-21£1,500Birch
Friends of Herbert Thompson Primary School Jul-21£275Cardiff
Compass Disability Services Jul-21£275Bridgwater
Park Drive Nursery Jul-21£275Stirling
Friends of Birchwood Grange Jul-21£275Heston
Building Heroes Education Foundation Jul-21£275Pease Pottage
Prevent 2 Protect Jul-21£275Birch
Friends of Aspen Court Jul-21£275Thurrock
SATEDA Jul-21£275Medway
Tamworth Literary Festival Jul-21£240Tamworth
Nas ThurrockJul-21£275Thurrock