Member Grants

Our 2020 Member Grant scheme proved popular for 15 of our members (employees) who hold a recognised role within a charity outside of work.  This resulted in 15 worthwhile, local causes in the communities of both Burnaston and Deeside receiving over £28,161.

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 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.  Please note, however, that this does not include parent support or fundraising roles.  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.

2021  Awards

Should you be interested in applying for an award from our 2021 fundraising activity, please complete and return application form following the link below.

Eligibility Information Application Form

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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

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

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, pictured below, are proudly modelling their new tops and displaying out 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.

Part of the Press and Weld team, Craig is a joint Manager/Coach for Chasetown Scholars Under 9s Football Team who play in the Lichfield league.

A grant from the Trust funded the rental of an astro turf pitch for 17 weeks, a portable subs bench with shelter to provide protection from the elements, along with a much needed new kit, including smart blue raincoats for those harsh winter months - see the image at the top of this page.

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. With grass roots football, pitches sometimes get waterlogged, so being able to rent a 4G pitch locally allows the lads to play continuously over the winter months All the players and parents involved with our team would like to thank the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust for supporting us.

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