Community Grant Awards

Fundraising activities throughout 2017 enabled the Trust to make valued donations in February this year through our End of Year Awards to a number of local charities.



2017 Nominated Charity - Children with Cancer UK

As our nominated charity for 2017, Children with Cancer UK received a fantastic £50,000.00 at the beginning of this year. Jayne Falconer (pictured left) from the charity said "we are delighted that Members from Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK Ltd chose us as their nominated charity for 2017.  We would like to say a huge thank you to for helping us to fund vital specialist research to help save the lives of children with cancer and keep their family together.  Thanks for the amazing support of organisations like Toyota, we are able to fund researchers who develop our understanding of the biological activity of tumours in young people, to help improve the effectiveness and accuracy of treatments.  Its only thanks to the Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK Trust and our other supporters that we are able to fight the injustice of cancer in children". 


2018 Nominated Charity - Air Ambulance

Our Members have chosen Air Ambulance as our nominated charity for 2018.  Early next year a donation will be split between Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance along with Wales Air Ambulance.  Pictured below is Jayne Falconer from Children with Cancer UK and Chloe Bass from the Air Ambulance.





Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to improving the quality of life and self-esteem of people undergoing cancer treatment. The program offers complimentary group, individual, and online sessions that teach beauty techniques to help people with cancer to face their diagnosis with greater confidence. 

Following a donation of £5,000 from the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust, workshops, each lasting two hours, will take place at the Royal Derby Hospital and the Countess of Chester Hospital.  Throughout 2018, ten workshops will take place in Derby.



Derbyshire Blood Bikes 

Derbyshire Blood Bikes aim to save the NHS money by providing a free 24/7 medical courier service to the Royal Derby Hospital and Chesterfield Hospital. By the end of 2016, they made over 750 journeys, covering 45,000 miles.  In the year to April 2016, they estimate to have saved the Royal Derby Hospital over £45,000 in transport/taxi costs.  They are totally reliant on donations and are currently working hard to increase the number of volunteer riders, as they hope to expand the service they provide to include medication deliveries to patients being supported in their homes.  We are proud to support the Derbyshire Blood Bikes and are delighted with their recent purchase of a BMW F800GT motorbike, following a donation of £5,000 from the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust.  Keep up the good work! 


Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance do not receive any government funding.  Their life saving missions are fuelled by donations.

We are proud to support their vital mission and are delighted with their recent purchase of 14 complete flight suits, one each per doctor and critical care paramedic, following a donation of £6,315.60 from the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust.  The specialist fire retardant flight suits will ensure staff are equipped with the necessary thermal and safety protection, with the added knowledge that the suits are provided by a local Derbyshire based company that strive to develop the best suits they can. 


Circus Starr

Circus Starr is a circus with a purpose.  Their mission is to transform, enrich and inspire the lives of children and families across the UK who need it most. Free tickets are given to disadvantaged, disabled or vulnerable children and their families so they can leave their worries behind and escape to the big top circus for a few hours of fun and entertainment. Following a donation of £4,200 from the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust, 250 children from the Derbyshire and Deeside areas have experienced the thrill and magic of a live performance in 2017.

Ady Smallman from the Deeside Engine plant took his family to the Wrexham performance.  Wife Claire, daughter Daisy and son William were given special treatment on the day.  Diagnosed with Worster Drought syndrome at three weeks old.  Ten year old William absolutely loved the big top. 

The magical art of circus performance certainly made many happy memories, not only for William, but for the whole family.

North East Wales Cycle Path Volunteer Group

National Cycle Network 568 are completely voluntary and located alongside our Deeside Engine Plant. They aim to make it easier for people and families to enjoy travelling in ways that benefit both their health and the environment for their everyday journeys by foot, cycle or public transport.

They help to maintain and keep in good order the local paths (including those next to our Engine Plant at Deeside) that compromise the National Cycle Network.  This involves collecting litter (a lot), cutting back overgrown brambles and trees, scraping back overgrown path edges, painting the benches and path furniture and maintaining signs.  Seasonal tasks are also undertaken, such as planting bulbs and clearing leaves or fallen trees.  They even do 'Dr Bike' sessions, fixing bikes within schools.  Following a donation of £1,000, new tools have been purchased to help make the job a little easier - keep up the good work!


Derby Hospital Charity - Air Arts

Air Arts is Derby Teaching Hospital’s arts charity developed to provide positive distraction and enhance the hospital environment. Its innovative programme of creative activities is designed to support patient, visitor and staff wellbeing. The programme has two distinct strands; Welcome and Engage, both of which provide positive distraction from illness and opportunities to engage in creative activities to alleviate boredom and anxieties.

Wards greatly value creative activities, music in particular, as a way of connecting to patients and providing emotional support at a very difficult time.

Following a donation of £1,500 from the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust, three additional ensemble performances were programmed, allowing two musicians to perform on wards for dementia, renal and cancer patients. 

The Musicians include graduates from Birmingham conservatoire, who helped develop the programme of wandering minstrels - possible in part due to the Toyota funding.



Based in Mold, Flintshire, Daffodils are a self-help group for disabled children and their immediate families.  They provide much needed leisure and recreational activities offering vital support with social integration, friendship forming, reduced isolation and integration within the local community.

A donation of £3,000 from the Trust will facilitate a number of exciting activities throughout 2018, including a trip to the Zoo, a visit to the Safari Park, the hiring of a local Leisure Centre and a picnic at Alyn Waters Country Park.  Enjoy!



2017 Interim Impact Report

To see the impact of a small number of donations made in 2017, please click on the link below.  A full report will follow at the end of 2018/beginning of 2019.

Interim Impact Report

The 2019 Award

The deadline for the 2018 award has now passed.  Should you be interested in applying for an award from our 2019 fundraising activity, please revisit the website in October next year.

Charities supported in 2017

Discover TOYOTA

TMUK Charitable Trust

Through the social contributions programme, over £5.5 million has been donated to charities and organisations by Toyota.

Lean Approach Seminars

Come directly to the source at our Burnaston state of the art manufacturing facility and learn more about Toyota's approach to manufacturing.

TOYOTA Glossary

Find the meaning behind the common terms used by Toyota.

TOYOTA and The Environment

At every stage of a vehicle's life, Toyota strives to protect the environment through reducing energy use and minimising waste.