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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 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

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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

Some of the community organisations we support


Awarded toDateAmountLocation
Kinross-shire Agricultural Society Jan-23 £1,570.00Kinross
Kington St Michael CE Primary School Jan-23 £1,244.00Leigh Delamere
Firfield Primary School Jan-23 £2,000.00Donington Park
Eastriggs Primary SchoolJan-23 £2,243.00Todhills
SeamabJan-23 £1,500.00Kinross
Group Garden Holidays Feb-23 £250.00Cherwell Valley
Grantham Operatic Society Feb-23 £750.00Grantham
Larkfields Infant School Feb-23 £2,290.00Trowell
Paddox Primary School Feb-23 £1,100.00Rugby
Kristina Gelder School of Dance Feb-23 £1,300.00Ferrybridge
Nethersole Academy Supporters Association Mar-23 £1,000.00Tamworth
St Mary’s CEVA Primary School Thornbury Parents, Teachers and Friends Association Mar-23 £500.00Severn View
Toddington St George C of E School Mar-23 £1,000.00Toddington
Bristol Association for Neighbourhood daycare Mar-23 £1,375.00Leigh Delamere
Burton Morewood CE Primary School Mar-23 £701.03Burton
Home-Start West Berkshire Baby Bank Apr-23 £1,000.00Chieveley
Penlan RFCApr-23 £1,000.00Swansea
Launchpad(SW) C.I.C Apr-23 £500.00Exeter
Burton Thistle Football Club Apr-23 £1,000.00Burton
Edenthorpe Hall Academy May-23 £439.98Doncaster
Children’s Bereavement Centre May-23 £1,000.00Grantham
Wellgate Primary School May-23 £1,110.00Woolley Edge
Douglas Macmillan Hospice May-23 £750.00Stafford
Welsh Freestyle Karate Kickboxing Organisation May-23 £550.00Cardiff
Holy Rood Catholic Primary SchoolMay-23 £512.00Woolley Edge
Bravehearts Football Club May-23 £1,335.90Tiverton
JIGSAW ThornburyMay-23 £1,076.40Severn View
Durham Action on Single Housing (DASH) Jun-23 £1,000.00Washington
7th Wakefield Guides Jun-23 £980.00Woolley Edge
Durham Cestria Ladies Football Club Jun-23 £1,000.00Washington
Christ Church First School Jun-23 £1,500.00Stafford
Pied Piper Preschool Jul-23 £1,000.00Reading
Severn Beach Preschool Jul-23 £1,500.00Severn View
Trinity Academy Middleton Tyas Jul-23 £1,000.00Scotch Corner
Crawley AFC U13 Girls Team Jul-23 £800.00Pease Pottage
Candlelighters Aug-23 £805.00Wetherby
Lancaster City Juniors FC Aug-23 £500.00Lancaster
Bolehall Swifts U16’s Aug-23 £400.00Tamworth
Girlguiding Lancaster & Garstang Division Aug-23 £717.48Lancaster
British Deaf History Society Aug-23 £600.00Birch
We Hear You Aug-23 £1,080.00Warminster
Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) Aug-23 £1,375.00Lymm
Parklands Primary School (Counselling & Wellbeing Hub) Aug-23 £592.84Wetherby
Supporting SistersSep-23 £1,000.00Birch
High Legh Community AssociationSep-23 £250.00Lymm
Bugbrooke Rugby Club Oct-23 £1,000.00Rugby
Rugby Autism Network Oct-23 £1,500.00Rugby
Rotary Club of Flitwick ValeOct-23 £350.00Toddington
Life Education Wessex & Thames Valley Nov-23 £1,000.00Winchester
Sense UKNov-23 £600.00Frankley
TreeAction UKNov-23 £1,300.00Pease Pottage
SeamabNov-23 £2,220.00Kinross
Home-Start ReadingNov-23 £500.00Reading
Holme Cricket ClubNov-23 £1,000.00Burton
Willow Green AcademyNov-23 £2,748.00Ferrybridge
Create 4 All CIC Nov-23 £500.00Hilton Park
Army Welfare Services Nov-23 £1,020.40Leigh Delamere
Sonkei Shotokan Karate Club Dec-23 £1,000Washington
Whitehouse Primary School Dec-23 £1,000Toddington