morebus Community Fund
Every month, morebus is approached by many organisations in the community asking for help, or donations towards their local efforts. In the past, we have dealt with these requests in a very ad-hoc manner and the result differs dramatically depending on who gets the call, question or email.
Our Community Fund will 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/coach for an event required.
The Community Fund is open for application for everyone in our local community, whether it’s a charity, a sports team, a school or a one of the local events that makes Bournemouth, Poole and the wider Dorset area an exciting place to live.
Local people will be able to apply via our website and we will have two rounds of applications per year. There will be a judging panel to see which causes we can support and this will involve some of our local management team. This process will help us streamline the constant requests we get for help and support and ensure we give to the ones that fit closely with our brands.
Causes we've helped
We have supported many projects through the community fund.
We recently donated £100 to PramaLIFE which is a community outreach programme across the Poole, Bournemouth and East Dorset areas. They offer a wide range of activities and services which look to directly tackle social isolation and lead to increased personal independence, self-sufficiency and dignity. Our General Manager, David, and Marketing Executive, Nikita, went to visit one of the groups and got involved in their quiz!
How will it work?
There will be two months a year where local charities, organizations and events can apply for community funding, donated by us. These months are March and September.
This application could be as small as a raffle prize or as large as a £500 donation. We have a total of £500 to give away, twice per year.
It will be at the discretion of the assigned judging panel to select the worthiest causes and allocate the support/donation to the causes they feel would most benefit from our support.
What is the benefit?
The Community Fund enables us to engage and support the local community as needed, enabling us to build firm relationships within the community, while making support more accessible – providing a fairer system and inviting applications twice annually.
Please note: We have decided on the causes for September 2019. Further applications submitted will now be considered in March 2020.