Community partners

The Moto in the Community Trust aims to make a real 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 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 motocharity@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.  Local community partnerships run from 1st January to 31st December.  Applications are invited throughout the year.  You may be asked to visit your local Moto location to present information about your charity to Moto staff.

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 staff 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

Questions and Answers

What size grants do you make?

There is no minimum or maximum amount.  The Moto in the Community Trust seeks to support as many community projects as possible.

Do you have a national charity of the year?

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

Do you give grants outside the UK?

Only in special circumstances.

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

Your information will be read by the Trust 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.  If not your information will be kept for consideration during the last quarter of each year.  Local community partner changeover is the 1st January each year, although many Moto sites choose to stay with their current partner for longer than just one year.

Can I talk to someone in person?

Yes, you can contact the Moto in the Community Trust on 01525 878500.  Email motocharity@moto-way.co.uk

Some of the community organisations we support

Case Studies

St John’s Hospice Goes from Strength to Strength

Moto Lancaster’s burgeoning relationship with a local hospice has resulted in nearly £7000 being raised in just over 12 months. St John’s hospice in Lancaster became one of the site’s community partners in 2016. Since then a range of fundraising initiatives have taken place in aid of the hospice, which provides free palliative care to patients in North Lancashire, South Lakes and parts of North Yorkshire with life shortening conditions. Individual grants have funded an IPad to enable patients to better keep in touch with friends and family as well as 8 new coffee tables and wardrobes to help the...

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The Youth Association - Woolley Edge

Case Study the Youth Association Woolley Edgepdf Woolley Edge’s Ongoing Partnership with The Youth Association Benefits Young People Across Yorkshire The Woolley Edge site have been working in partnership with Yorkshire based charity The Youth Association for six years, bringing benefits to both sides. The partnership takes a number of different forms including Youth Association staff helping the fundraising efforts at Woolley Edge and young people donating their services as mystery shoppers, reporting useful customer service feedback to the Moto site. In addition, grants made by Moto in the Community have helped the Youth Association deliver three successful projects: see...

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Padbury Preschool

Padbury Preschool approached Moto Cherwell Valley based in Oxfordshire in December 2011 desperately in need of a new building to avoid the real possibility of closure.  Padbury Pre-school is a registered charity and was set up in 2008 following a needs assessment to meet a total local of provision for pre-school children within the village.  The Pre-school is situated within the vibrant village community of Padbury.  It is open to 98% of pupils coming from 3 villages within its catchment.  The closure of the pre-school would have a significant impact on the community. The Pre-school rented an area of Padbury...

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