Whilst the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust raises funds for donation to local charities, local organisations and good causes, we are also lucky to possess our own Toyota Proace.

The Proace is available for use by local charities and organisations who benefit the areas of road safety, health or social deprivation.

Charities and organisation can apply for use of our vehicle for a maximum of two months. 

Please review your eligibility prior to completing an application. 

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Criteria for use of our Toyota Proace

Prior to submitting an application, please ensure you meet our criteria.

Charities who have been registered with the Charity Commission for a minimum of one year or charitable organisations who are not required to register with the Charity Commission because their income is less than £5,000 per year.

Your charity or organisation should benefit the area(s) of road safety, health or social deprivation / isolation The designated driver musty hold a full valid UK driving license & is eligible to drive in the UK, has held a driving license for a minimum of two years, has not been involved in more than two fault accidents in the last three years.

Your charity or organisation should benefit the area(s) of road safety, health or social deprivation / isolation.

Your charity or organisation must delegate one driver who is 25 years or over.

Your charity or organisation must not have used the Proace within the past six months.

Evidence of any driver endorsements must be declared, the driver must not have received more than 6 points in the past 5 years.

Your charity or organisation should be without political connection and, if representing a religious group, the group must represent multi faiths.

Your work and beneficiaries must be situated within a 15-mile radius of our Burnaston plant – in the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire or Staffordshire. Or Located within Flintshire, Cheshire, Wrexham and Denbighshire.

The vehicle must not be driven outside of the UK.

No roof racks should be used on the vehicle.

How to apply to use our Proace Vehicle

Toyota ProAce Vehicle

To apply, please complete and return an application to

  • Julie Langley
  • External Affairs Team
  • Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust
  • Toyota Manufacturing UK Ltd
  • Burnaston
  • Derbyshire
  • DE1 9TA

The application form is pdf format.

However, should you require a copy in word format, please contact Julie by telephone on 01332 283611.

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Proud to support the Derby Food Forum Network.

The first charity to benefit from the use our Proace was the Steering Group of the Derby Food Forum Network, who collected the vehicle in May last year.

Having established its emergency Covid response, 10 Local Food Distribution Hubs were set up, supporting all 17 wards in the city, in addition to 3 satellite services, working alongside hubs in Chellaston, Abbey Ward & Mackworth. Operating 7 days a week, their services continued during evenings, weekends & even public holidays.

Used daily, over a three-month period, our Proace enabled the extension of their bulk collection and distribution service. It was used to collect local co-ordinated donations and access bulk supplies, which included orange juice, crisps, 5,000 eggs and even an amazing 1,400 pallets of doughnuts! They were also able to continue weekly pickups from Morrisons and distribute food parcels across the city, including homeless shelters and the elderly afro Caribbean community.

The Steering Group is currently working with the City Council, Cabinet Members & local businesses to establish a sustainable model that enables an exit strategy from Covid 19 emergency support to deliver a coherent and sustainable provision for those in need within the city. They plan to continue to address peoples’ needs (including food support) but move away from the focus of free food provision, which can be seen as the ‘solution’ to people’s needs. To make this new model work, a permanent central storage warehouse and a vehicle is essential, and they are pursuing how to access permanent options.

The Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust are proud to have had the opportunity to support their amazing work in our local community and we look forward to supporting again in the future.

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