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


September 2020
FDM is delighted to have received a grant of £2400 from the National Lottery to help us to restart our service this autumn.

August 2020
Thanks to the charitable fundraising by the Freemasons of Yorkshire West Riding, FDM is very pleased to have received a grant of £2000 from the West Yorkshire Masonic Charities. The grant is crucial to us being able to restart our service in September as it will help to cover the cost of regular cleaning and disinfecting of the minibus in-between trips out, as well as allowing us to purchase PPE for our volunteer drivers.

Thank you to local golfers and customers of the Hare and Hounds< Rothwell and The Unicorn at Carlton. They have kindly donated £350 from the funds raised at a charity golf event. Well done and our thanks to everyone involved.

March & April 2020

FDM would like to thank the following funders for their support which will help ensure our charity will be able to restart activity as soon as it is safe to do so.

Leeds Community Foundation – the Leeds Resillience Fund

Sir George Martin Trust

Yorkshire Building Society

November 2019

Thank You to The Morrisons Foundation for a grant of £15,000 towards a new mini-bus.


Thank you to the Rothwell Tenants & Residents Association and the Rothwell &District Allotments Association for their donations.

October 2019

Thank you to Sovereign Health Care’s Community Programme for a grant of £1000 towards the cost of minibus maintenance and our office overheads.


Thank you to The Holbeck Charitable Trust for a grant of £2127 towards the operating costs of our two Social Clubs.

July 2019

FDM is delighed to have received news that The Edward Gostling Foundation has pledged a grant of £4000 towards our project to replace our oldest minibus.

Our thanks also to the Morley Lions who have provided £180 towards trips out for our newest 327 Social Club.

May 2019
FDM is verypleased to have received further grants towards our campaign to replace our oldest mini-bus. We have received £1500 from the Metcalfe Smith Trust and
£2000 from The Rank Foundation.

FDM is also very grateful this month to have been awarded £400 from Swillington Village Council towards the cost of insuring and maintaining our mini-buses.

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We are very pleased to also announce that we have received a grant from
Barchester’s Charitable Foundation of £600 so we can offer some trips out on
steam trains this summer for members of our social club. Our photo above show staff from Barchester Highfield Home alongside members of our Social Club, who were presented with the cheque and treated to tea and cakes on our visit.

April 2019
Pictured below are members of the Rothwell and District Inner Wheel, who have  generously donated £100 to FDM, following the Sundown Swing Fundraising event.
FDM is very grateful for their support.


March 2019.
2 Projects get support from local Councillors

FDM would like to say thank you to all our Outer South Leeds Community Committee for their generous support of our Activity. We have received a grant of £12,000 from them for our Wheels to Wellbeing campaign for a new 11 Seater minibus to replace our old one which is now over 11 years old. Councillors also confirmed a grant of £3500 towards our Going Places project during the year April 2019 to 2020. The grant will contribute towards the cost of postage and fuel, as well as bus maintenance and insurance. Pictured below are Ron Frost Charity Secretary and Katy Frost Social Club Co-ordinator, along with Councillors from the Outer South Leeds Community Committee.


March 2019. FDM would like to thank Margaret & Les Helliwell for their generous donation of £50 in towards our social club trips. It is greatly appreciated.

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.