Community partners

Covid-19 Update at this time Moto in the Community will not be accepting requests for new Community Partners. The MITC website will be updated when this restriction is lifted

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 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


Some of the community organisations we support

Case Studies

The Youth Association – Woolley Edge

Moto’s Woolley Edge site has been working in partnership with Yorkshire-based charity The Youth Association for seven years.  Here’s what that partnership has achieved: 

Read the case study here

Making a Difference for Families in Derby

A grant of £1100 in 2016 enabled Sporting Communities to launch their Cook Eat Play Programme in Chaddesdon, Derbyshire. A second grant in 2018 will be used to expand the programme.

Read the case study here

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. 

Read the case study here

Baby Visitors Spread Spring Cheer at Treloar’s School

Thanks to Moto funding of over £800 a school for students with complex physical disabilities had some unusual visitors this Spring – 3 sets of ducklings!

Read the case study here