Community Support Fund

Community Support Fund 

Thank you to everyone who has applied for the last Metrobus Community Support Fund. The applications for this closed at 5pm on 31 December 2021. All applicants will hear the outcome of their application on January 31 2022.

The new Metrobus Community Support Fund is now open. Applications will now be taken until 5pm on June 30 2022. 

Metrobus connects communities, by providing access to work, education and healthcare. Social connections, made possible by bus, are vital in bringing people together and help combat isolation and loneliness.

As well as connecting communities it's really important to also do what we can to provide help and support within the communities we are proud to serve.

One of the ways we are able to help and support is via the Community Support Fund. Twice a year we donate small pots of money and free bus travel to local charities and community groups. 

Funding is available from £50 to £500 with similar amounts for bus travel.

Awards are decided by the community team panel at Metrobus, which consists of colleagues from across the organisation, and will be judged on how well our support will serve the community in which we operate.

During the award process if the panel decides the applicant will not be awarded the grant money or free travel tickets, they may look towards other ways to provide help and support. This could include the provision of free poster space on the buses or other awards at their discretion. 

Applying for funding

Apply here for this round of community support. 

  • The deadline for all applications is 5pm on Thursday 30 June 2022.
  • Please be advised that any applications received after 5pm on 30 June 2022 cannot be accepted.
  • We will notify all successful and unsuccessful applications on 31 July 2022. We will not be able to provides any updates before this date.
  • If you require any further information, please contact us by emailing the community support team at community@buses.co.uk
  • If you require any help or assistance accessing or filling in the form, or require it in another format, then please contact our customer team here.