Donations & Grants

Donations of any size are always very welcome! It is more than just transport for those who are unable to access normal services, it is a lifeline, a way to shop and socialise for those who are often isolated. On behalf of all at FDM and our passengers – THANK YOU.

Donating direct to FDM via Virgin Money

Its now possible to make a donation to FDM directly by following the link to Virgin Money and entering FDM in the search charities.

FDM would like to thank the following for their support of our work       during 2018.

Greggs Foundation
In May we were very pleased to hear that we had been successful in applying for funding to the Greggs Foundation. We received a cheque for £430.

Leeds City Council Outer South Community Commitee
FDM is very pleased to have received a grant from Leeds City Council Outer South Community Committee. The Grant of £2800 will enable our charity to deliver a 9 month Miles of Smiles project during 2018. as well as subsidising a number of trips, the grant will also contribute towards our postage costs and allow us to publicise our service through leaflets and posters.

In January 2018 we were pleased to unexpectedly find we had been nominated by PWC Foundation to receive £500. Our thanks to them.

The Trustees would like to thank the following organisations for supporting the work of the charity during 2017:

R Fox & Sons Ltd  – for their kind donation of £100 towards the cost of running our minibuses.

Rothwell Lions for their contribution towards our January 2018 trips to the Pantomime at Bradford.

The YAPP Charitable Trust – for 3 year grant to help with the running costs of a community transport scheme in South Leeds.

The Trustees would like to thank the following organisations for supporting the work of the charity during 2016:

Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire – £1,000.00 donation from Community Champion Scheme: this enabled us to purchase wheelchair restraints for our new 16 seater minibus

Sovereign Healthcare – £1,000.00 towards our running costs

ARISE – £500.00 contribution towards new equipment for the new 16 seater minibus

Leeds City Council Mice Money  , thank you to Cllr’s Karen Bruce and David Nagle – This has contributed to the costs of our Social Club trips

Rothwell Lions – £300.00 donation towards the Christmas Pantomime trips

Mark at the Hare & Hounds – Kindly donated £200.00 following his win as the Leeds Charity Pub of the Year.  He now goes forward to the regional/national finals.

Hare and Hounds fund raising

KW Fitness (Monday Morning Class) Rothwell – £250.00 donation which will be used to purchase a new mobile phone and camera for the 2nd minibus.  Pictured below is Ron Frost receiving the cheque from Shirley Moss along with the Ladies from the class.

KW Fitness - Mon 7th Mar 2016 KW Fitness Class - 7th March 2016