Member Grant Awards

Our 2023 Member Grant scheme proved popular for 14 of our members (employees), each of whom hold a recognised role within a charity outside of work.  This resulted in 14 worthwhile, local causes in the communities of both Burnaston and Deeside receiving over £24,000.

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

Charities are eligible to apply for a Member Grant if a Toyota Manufacturing (UK) member holds a regular, recognised role within the charity/organisation.  Please note that this does not include parent support or fundraising roles and 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 each year.

Awards will be up to a maximum of £5,000, 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.

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Some of the Groups Supported


Walsall Phoenix Youth AFC

Located in Aldridge, the club provide football coaching for the youth of Walsall and the surrounding areas.

Neil from our Assembly Safety Group is a valued coach of their U9’s team who recently received a grant of £1,250 from the Trust.

We are sure that they will be a joy to watch when they proudly sport their new kit – and help build their confidence.  So, fingers crossed, they will be raring to go when they get on the pitch.

Neil said

Walsall Phoenix are a self-funding team and without this support we would struggle to afford kits and training tops.  We are so thankful to the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust for the hard work that goes in to help teams like ours.  Without this support, young children wouldn’t be keeping healthy and playing a sport they love.  From the Walsall Phoenix Phantoms - thank you all so very much"

Chellaston U9s Football Club

Established in 1992, AFC Chellaston are a FA Standard Charter Club based in Chellaston, Derby, playing in over 50 girls, mixed and adult teams across the Midlands.

With the continued aim of encouraging boys and girls from the age of 7 upwards to start playing football, a donation of £1,217 will help them to do just that by enhancing their training sessions for the whole club. 

The purchase of a Blazepod will challenge speed and reaction times, whilst new goals will set the stage for the greatest joy in football – scoring a goal!

Not forgetting some very smart rain jackets, which will benefit those players coached by Wayne from our Assembly Shop.

Wayne said

“I’m so thankful to Toyota for helping Chellaston Chargers Football Club.  We are self-funded and to be given this grant has helped the team so much.

Swadlincote Netball Club

Swadlincote Netball Club (SNC) is a friendly club whose members love playing Netball.  The club welcomes players aged 16 and over, of all abilities, to join them for their weekly training sessions.

As Vice Chair for the club, Emily from our Finance & Purchasing Team secured a grant of £1,741. Not only did this fund some very smart netball dresses, but it also enabled the team to purchase ten netballs, new bibs and some training equipment.

Emily said

As our club has grown so rapidly in the last 2 years, this grant has been amazing.  It has meant all members now have a dress for matches and we have plenty of equipment for training. SNC would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust'.

Chasetown Scholars Under 12s Football Team

Part of the Press and Body team, Craig is a joint Manager/Coach for Chasetown Scholars Under 12s Football Team. They play in the Mid Staffordshire league and provide opportunities for children to be part of an organised sport, encouraging them to stay active and fit.

A grant from the Trust funded much needed kit, including training wear and winter coats. They certainly look smart and extremely professional!

Craig said

It's great news for the team that Toyota has awarded us a donation.  It will make sure the lads have the correct clothing for training as well as match days.  All the players and parents involved with our team would like to thank the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust for supporting us".

Alrewas Cricket Club

Founded in 1879 and home to the Alrewas Herons, Alrewas Cricket Club were another lucky recipient of a Member Grant.

Mark from our Assembly Shop has been a member of the club since he was 14 years old and, today, is a fully qualified and accredited Cricket Coach.  Helping to coach their Junior teams on a voluntary basis, he also acts as Assistant Manager and Coach to their Under 15's Team.

A recent grant of £2,000 from the Trust contributed to the purchase of a beautiful second hand ride on cylinder mower.   It is hoped that their much improved playing surface will help to compliment the skills of their fielders and batters alike.

Mark said

In recent years, the club has gone from strength to strength and, in 2021, achieved promotion to the Derbyshire Premier League. Thanks to this generous grant, our new mower will help prepare a first class pitch for a first class club”.

Burton Hockey Club

Established in 1899, Burton Hockey Club has been recognised as working towards providing a safe, effective and child friendly club environment and has been awarded the England Hockey Clubs First Accreditation.

Ian from our Accounts & Finance Team is a Director/Treasurer for the club, who recently received a grant of £4,500. Funding contributed towards a shipping container, converted into tiered, covered seating for the side of their pitch – very smart indeed!

Rest assured, players can now put their all into the game, knowing that their belongings remain dry. That goes for the spectators too – who will be able to cheer on their team from the side lines, under cover!

Ian said

Thanks to the Charitable Trust and other donations, we have been able to create this wonderful seating stand to allow for spectators and players of all ages to stay dry whilst watching hockey at Burton Hockey Clubs all weather pitch.  It is greatly appreciated by everyone, especially the parents of all of our academy players, who spend many a night supporting the young stars of the future, and what a great use of an old shipping container".

Riverside Rovers

The atmosphere around the pitch will be buzzing as the Riverside Rovers Under 13’s Football Team step out in their new kit to play in the Nottingham YEL League.

Managing the up-and-coming team is Phil from our Assembly shop who was responsible for the grant of just under £2,000.

Phil said

Riverside Football Club are a self funding club and rely on sponsorship, fund raising and subscriptions. As well as being able to supply my team with some new kit, it’s really nice to promote such a great charity. It’s so important that we keep young people active and being part of a team is fantastic for their development into young adults”.

Hawarden Rangers Football Club

Hawarden Rangers Football Club are hoping to shine and bring yet more footballing passion to the pitch wearing their newly purchased kit.

Natalie from our Deeside Engine Plant is the Fundraising Chairperson for their under 12’s team.

Following a recent grant, the team are proud to show off their new kit and proud to play with the Toyota Charitable Trust Logo on their chests.

Natalie said

The boys look so smart in their kits and it gives me a sense of pride to know that Toyota are supporting and encouraging our children to be healthy and happy through participation in team sports”.

Spondon Dynamos

Playing in the Young Elizabethan League (YEL), will be a whole lot brighter for Spondon Dynamos Under 9s Football team, another club who are proud to model their new kit.

The club aim to offer opportunities for children to play football in a fun, safe environment.

Having initially got involved with the club when his son attended the pre-school football coaching group, Matt from our Paint shop is now Manager and Coach for the U9’s team.

Matt said

Spondon U9s are delighted to be partnering with Toyota this season. The players, coaching staff and parents are grateful for the support being provided. We pride ourselves on having a smart appearance and the kit makes us stand out in the Premier League of the YEL".

Belper Ladies FC

Ken from our Quality Assurance Team spends much of his spare time as Assistant Coach for the Under 10’s Belper Sports Ladies Football Club, who promote grassroot sport for females aged 8 to 18.

Girls are moving the goal posts as more are keen to get involved with our national game, which means recent funding from the Trust is even more important. They can now kick off their matches in style, as they put their skills into practice, whilst continuing to champion female sport.

Ken said

it’s great that the Charitable Trust can support the girls with kits and jackets for the winter weather - they now look as great as they play. It’s a big help for the club in these challenging times and we are all very grateful”.

Thatto Rugby League Club, St Helens

At Thatto Rugby League Club in St Helens, girls are showing just what they can do and, thanks to a Member Grant, 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 talent 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".

Woodlands U15's Football Club

Another team looking the part following a Member Grant are the girls from Woodlands U15's Football Club.  Based at Woodlands Community School in Allestree, Derby, their girl only club has 200 future stars, with teams ranging from primary school age, some as young as four years old, all the way up to their two open age ladies' teams.

The U15's team are proudly modelling their new tops which displays the Trust logo.  Funding also supported the purchase of training equipment, including balls, kick mannequinns and nets, so it won't be long before those new tops are getting some wear and tear!

Andy MacPherson, a Team Member in our Paint shop, is a Manager and Coach for the club. 

Andy said

Woodlands FC Ladies Under 15's would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the TMUK Charitable Trust for their kind donation, which has been put to good use and will benefit the whole club".

Melbourne Joggers

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.

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".

The July 2024 Award

Should you be interested in applying for an award from our 2024 fundraising activity, please review our criteria pror to completing and submitting an application form.

The closing date for applications will be Friday 28 June 2024.  We will be unable to accept applications received after this date. Please be aware that, for successful applications, funding will be allocated at the end of July/beginning of August 2024.


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