Member Grants

2017 was the second year of the Member Grant scheme with the number of organisations supported almost doubled compared to the previous year.  28 organisations received a total of £44,501.00.

The aim of the Member Grant scheme is to engage with our members (employees), encourage their contribution to their local community and reward their involvement.

Charities are eligible to apply for a Member Grant if they have a Toyota Manufacturing (UK) member involved in their activities. The member, however, must hold a regular, recognised role within the charity/organisation in order to be eligible. The charity will need to sign to confirm the role that the member holds. Should clarification be required, please contact the External Affairs Team.

Grants are awarded on a six monthly basis and application periods open in May and October of each year for two months.

Awards will be up to a maximum of £5,000.00, depending on the number of applications received and the amount of funding available for that period. Charities must have been established for a minimum of 12 months.

It is important to understand the criteria in order to determine whether or not a charity/organisation is eligible. Please see page two of the application form.  A link is provided below.

Should clarification be required, please contact the External Affairs Team, details of which can be found here.

Eligibility Information Application Form

 

Hazel has worked for Toyota for 23 years and leads Melbourne Joggers.  Having received a Member Grant from the Charitable Trust, the group were able to purchase new kit to give them an identify and improve safety.

Hazel said "I'm really proud to work for Toyota, it leads continuous improvement in the community by supporting employees in their volunteering work". 

"The money our group received has allowed us to buy t-shirts so we now have a group identity.  It was amazing to be able to give them out.  It was nice to be able to provide a running top which meant there were no worries about asking Members for more money.  We've also bought head torches and light up arm bands to improve safety in the group".

 

 

At Thatto Rugby League Club in St Helens, girls are showing just what they can do and, thanks to a Member Grant from the Charitable Trust, they look the part too.

Rob Mottershead from our Engine Plant in Deeside is the girls' under 14s coach, having volunteered largely due to his daughter playing the sport. 

The girls, aged 10 to 16, play the fast, big impact sport and compete in the Yorkshire League due to the limited number of girls' clubs in the North West.

Rob has now been selected as the under 16s assistant coach for England's North West talen hub.  He said "this is a great opportunity to work with young future England stars as we target a successful 2021 women's world cup.  Girls and women's rugby is growing fast and if anyone gets the chance to watch a game, I'm sure you will be surpised"!

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