Community grants

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 our network of Motorway Service Areas – one of the ways we do this is through community grants

Interested in applying for funding or community partner status?

Please note: From 1st July 2022 Moto Foundation’s community grant programme will be changing slightly.  From this date onwards any application that is submitted should have the endorsement of a Moto colleague; that is someone directly employed by Moto Hospitality Ltd.  The online form will prompt you to add the name and contact details of the Moto colleague endorsing your application, so please have these to hand.  All other criteria remains the same.

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 Foundation 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 8 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, school, not-for-profit or CIC within a 15-mile radius of a Moto site
  • You have the endorsement of a Moto colleague – you will need to provide their contact details

The Trust does not currently support:

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

Please ensure that you read the guidance notes below carefully.


Apply for funding


Questions & answers

What does a Moto colleague endorsement mean?

We want Moto colleagues to feel a real connection to the community grants that we award so from 1st July 2022 any application we receive will need to include the contact details of a Moto colleague (that is anyone who is employed by Moto Hospitality Ltd) who can agree the link between themselves and the charity applying.  They will be contacted by the Moto Foundation in order to do so.  The colleague does not have to be an approved volunteer or fundraiser for the charity applying. You should have the Moto colleague’s permission to include them in your application.

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 may be agreed.

Do you have a national charity partner?

Yes we do, our national charity partner is Mind, the leading mental health charity across England and Wales.  The Moto Foundation also supports SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), across Scotland.  Please see our National Charity Partner section for more details on this.

Can I talk to someone in person?

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