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Apply to be our Charity of the Year 2018

People and the community are always at the heart of Reading Buses and each year we select a dedicated charity to support, raise awareness and raise funds for. 

Our 2017 charity is Red Balloon Learner Centres and we have really enjoyed fundraising, promoting and working with them to raise awareness of their fantastic charity that supports bullied children enabling them to continue their education in a safe environment.  Our staff get involved in selecting the charity we support and then get behind each campaign to give the charity the best year possible!

Each year, we raise more and more money and we are looking for charities who really want to work collaboratively to build on our knowledge of partnerships and make each year better than before. We want proactive charities who are willing to work with us to generate ideas and events and motivate our employees and customers to fundraise, support and donate to their cause.

Click here to find out more on our current Charity of the Year Red Balloon Learner Centres.

Be our charity for 2018

Do you work for a charity? Do you know someone who does and want them to be our Charity of the Year 2018? We are starting our process again to look for charity to support and be our Charity of the Year for next year. 

Because we need engagement with the charity themselves, we ask that only people who work for a charity apply. We also ask our employees to nominate charities who they feel we should support.

Charities can apply now by using the forms at the bottom of the page. The main criteria is that we ask that you are a local charity or a national charity with a strong local base or office. 

what you get as our charity

We can help your charity raise lots of money! We have been able to increase our fundraising year on year – and we are on track to raise more than £10,000 this year for the third year in a row! 

Our annual Open Day every summer is in aid of our Charity of the Year and attracts thousands of people, rain or shine and we place our charity in the middle of it all, helping not only to get much needed funds, but also to help raise awareness!

We can give your charity the exposure it deserves – we carry over 20 million people and cover almost 5 million miles a year and your charity will be displayed on all of our in-bus digital screens. 

What else we can do for you:

Publicise your events using our popular social media channels

Have your charity displayed on the homepage of our website

Support local events with volunteers from our employee pool

How to apply

If you work for a charity and can demonstrate how local people benefit please apply! We need all applications completed and submitted by 17 November.

Details are in the documents that you can download below.

Download an information sheet here

Download an application form here