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Toyota Community Fund

The Toyota Community Fund is a programme of small grants designed to help local charities, schools and community projects. Since its conception in 2011, we have supported over 650 projects and provided over £1,100,000. This investment has helped set up environmental gardens in local schools, created wildlife and conservation sites, encouraged technical and engineering education for young people as well as supporting road safety awareness programs. We have also supported social-focussed projects aimed to benefit health and wellbeing.

Applications can be made through Centres, Staff or by Community Organisations who are locally based to our Head Office in Epsom, Surrey.

Such an initiative allows us to reach communities based all over the country, and support our Centres in their efforts to enrich and improve their local area through charitable support. It also supports our engagement with organisations local to our Head Office in Epsom, Surrey. We are dedicated to giving back something to the area in which we work.

How to use the fund?

Applications can be put forward by retail centres on behalf of projects in their local community, individual Toyota and Lexus staff members, or directly to the fund from projects local to Toyota GB’s Head Office in Epsom, Surrey. They must fit certain eligibility criteria and then will be marked and scored by the CSR team to determine the level of allocated funding. Please see details of the following case studies:

Hope Against Cancer

Farmer and Carlisle Toyota Leicester donated £1,550 to Hope Against Cancer who are committed to providing funding for cancer research projects and support for clinical trials in Leicestershire and Rutland. This grant has provided the funding necessary for the purchase of a DNA Marker.

Northampton Hope Centre

One of our colleagues was successful in awarding £1,550 to Northampton Hope Centre, which supports individuals who are homeless or living in extreme poverty. This grant has provided the vital financial resources needed for the centre to carry out their work.

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is the only cancer support charity that helps people manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment. A grant of £1,800 funded local workshops at The Royal Marsden, Sutton aimed at improving the well-being and self-esteem of individuals undergoing treatment.