These Are the Heroes with the Passion to Transform Their Communities
The National Lottery raises money for good causes.
People use this funding to do extraordinary things, taking the lead to improve their lives and communities. Every time you buy a National Lottery ticket, you help make this happen.
Communities come in all shapes and sizes, and National Lottery funding is there for everyone.
There are 12 distributors of money raised by the players of The National Lottery, which fund projects and activities that transform communities, protect our heritage, and enrich lives through arts, sports and culture.
Working with our local communities to sow the seeds of change
We are committed to supporting the communities that we work and live in. That is why we created the Ford Britain Trust. Since April 1975 we have been able to help fund the education and advancement of our neighbours.
We pay special attention to projects focusing on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities and projects that provide clear benefits to the local communities close to our UK locations. The Ford Britain Trust particularly encourages applications supported by Ford employees, but is open to all, provided that the qualifying organisations meet our selection criteria.
Our charity aims to make a difference to communities around the UK. We focus our attention on the local communities around Moto’s locations, however we also partner each year with a national charity in order to help make a difference to a wider community audience.
The Moto in the Community Trust was launched in 2005 as a grant-making charity supporting various local groups and national charities by raising money at Moto locations nationwide. Funds raised by our charity are then distributed back into our communities through grants. Moto people also offer their time and skills by volunteering within their communities and building strong links with local charities and community groups.
Moto employs around 5,000 staff at service areas nationwide, and it is the energy and enthusiasm of our staff that has helped raise over £7m since our charity launched in 2005.
Our Charity of the Year partner enjoys nationwide presence at Moto’s locations and a proportion of the funds raised at Moto Service Areas and by our corporate supporters each year.
- YOUR HOLIDAY HUB BRISTOL
Your Holiday Hub is aimed at ensuring that all children in Bristol have equal access to fun, enriching and healthy activities over the school holidays.
This programme offers free places to those in receipt of free school meals alongside paid-for places at a wide range of exciting venues across the city. Free places are funded by the Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme, which was rolled out nationally in 2021 by the Government. Bristol City Council was allocated just over £1.8m to deliver free holiday activities and food to over 16,000 eligible children and young people.
Bristol has been working towards child equality over the school holidays since 2019 with the Bristol partnership The Healthy Holidays programme, led by Feeding Bristol and Fareshare, which sought to create a city where no child goes hungry during the long school holidays
In 2021, working in a One City partnership, Bristol City Council, Feeding Bristol, Fareshare, Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare (BAND) and Playful Bristol established the new Your Holiday Hub (YHH) programme.
Bristol has a strong community, voluntary and plays sector. We have built on these strengths to create a programme that is inclusive and fun.
We will continue to support organisations that are embedded in local communities. These organisations understand the needs of the communities they serve and have strong relationships with children, parents, and carers. Working in this way we can help every child feel like they belong in Bristol.