Skip to content

Swindon Bus Community Fund

13 days ago Tue 14th May 2019

Swindon Bus Community Fund

At Swindon bus, we’re proud to support our local community, and as a company we understand that to make things happen, local groups and charities need our support.

Every month, we were approached by many organisations in the community asking for help or donations towards their local efforts, and we dealt with these requests in a very ad-hoc manner, with the result differing dramatically depending on who gets the call, question or email.

So we've launched our Community Fund to be a dedicated resource for supporting local causes, charities and organisations, whether it is monetary support, marketing help, free travel or the use of a bus for an event required.

How does it work?

It's open for applications from everyone all year round, whether you’re a charity, a sports team, a school, or one of the local events that makes our town a vibrant place to live - with our funding or support donated to successful applicants during two months of the year – June and December, so please bear this in mind when applying.

For each of the these months we have £500 to donate to one or many worthy causes, as well as support in kind. We encourage anyone who needs a helping hand, however big or small, to apply.

Community Funding will be allocated to worthy causes by a 'judging' panel including our local management team. Successful applicants will be contacted, while those not successful are encouraged to apply for the next set of funding available.

The Community Fund is a Go South Coast initiative, with all six bus operators opening applications in 2019 and is on top of our commitment to our official charity of the year - currently Prospect Hospice.

How to Apply

You just need to tell us who you are, about your cause, what you need from us, and the difference this support would make to you.

Whether your request is for a raffle prize or a new sports team kit, our panel will take all serious applications into consideration. Please go into as much detail as you can about your cause and how we can help to make a difference.

We hope that the Community Fund application process will offer a fairer support process and see new individuals and groups coming forward who may not have wanted to ask for help previously.

Our next pot of Community Funding is available in June 2019 – so get your applications in today.

Apply today!

Live departure times
Favourites

Add favourites by selecting the star on a stop's departure board

Timetables & Maps
Favourites

Add favourites by selecting the star on a timetable

Dog friendly destinations to visit by bus

75 days ago 13th Mar

Take a look at various dog-friendly destinations to visit with your pooch on our...