Supporting Our Community
We’ve supported our local community by donating over £125,000 to local good causes and charities over the last 3 years. This includes donation of equipment, fundraising appeals, cash donations and covering the cost of travel or advertising. Organisations who have benefited include:
- All Saints Church / Women in Faith
- Basford United Football Club
- Burton Joyce Brass Band
- Cancer Care and Research Support
- Carlton Town Football Club
- Children in Need
- Clifton Donation Group
- Clifton Football Club
- Dolly Parton Imagination Library
- Dunkirk Primary School
- Emmanuel House
- Gotham Parish Council
- Great Ormond Street Hospital
- Guide Dogs UK
- MacMillan Cancer Support
- Men in Sheds
- New Life Charity
- Nottingham Arimathea Trust
- Nottingham Community Housing Association
- Nottingham Credit Union
- Nottingham Hospitals Charity
- Nottingham Playhouse
- Nottingham Search and Rescue Team
- Nottingham Street Knights
- Nottingham Street Pastors
- Nottinghamshire Hospice
- Nottinghamshire Pride
- Read on Nottingham
- Save the Children
- School for Parents
- Sherwood Football Club
- The Rossoneri FC
- Tomorrow Project
Read more about our support below.
Nottingham Hospitals Charity
We've undertaken several challenges for Nottingham Hospitals Charity in the name of employees or their families who have received care at either the City Hospital or QMC. The most recent challenge included a team of NCT employees undertaking the Buttermere Horseshoe Challenge of 6 (plus +1) peaks, which was completed in just over 10 hours.
Christmas is the time for giving and many of our employees donated their Christmas Bonus to Framework in 2017, which was matched £ for £ by NCT. The £4260 raised was used to fund the Framework Street Outreach team, who help rough sleepers every day around Nottingham. This includes helping them find safe and secure accommodation, finding appropriate treatment for underlying issues, giving them secure access to medical aid and offering a life-line to those in most need.
Guide Dogs UK
Nottingham City Transport has raised over £20,000 to fund four guide dog puppies through their training. Our puppies are named George, Buster, Alfie and Betty and are making a real difference to people with sight issues, giving them independence and mobility. Additionally, we've worked with Guide Dogs to train our drivers to provide assistance to people with sight loss and installed next stop audio announcements to 90% of our fleet.
The Tomorrow Project
We've donated free bus advertising to The Tomorrow Project, a confidential suicide prevention project based in Nottingham. The Tomorrow Project has been set up to support individuals and communities to prevent suicide and our support to raise awareness of the initiative is made in memory of an employee who died by suicide.
Emmanuel House has been spotted all round Nottingham with thanks to Adverta and NCT. As the proud new owners of a 14 foot travelling poster, Emmanuel House Support Centre, Nottingham is telling the whole of Nottingham about the support they can help provide by donating to the independent charity.
Pride in Football
We supported Pride in Football when they held their 2018 "Call it Out" Conference in Nottingham at the City Ground.
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Our Commercial and Operations Director, David Astill, joined other business leaders in Nottingham at an event organised by Nottingham City Council aimed to highlight the importance of early literacy skills in children, as well as helping to raise funds for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library – which provides a free book every month to children from birth to aged five.The scheme now has more than 4,000 local children signed up. It runs in nine wards in the City and more than 100,000 books have been distributed since 2009. More funds are needed to extend the scheme to every child in the Nottingham: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/businessandbooks
Nottingham Street Pastors
We played a major part in helping a highly-valued local volunteer project secure its immediate future back in 2015. The Nottingham Street Pastors aim to care for and protect anyone who enjoys the city’s night life on Fridays and Saturdays. The volunteers help people who may have become vulnerable as a result of excess alcohol consumption, drug use or if they have become a victim of violence or theft. Our Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith spent a night with them to see the valuable work they do first hand.
Women in Faith
A Community Group based at All Saints’ Church, who support women seeking asylum, has been secured for another year after we've provided free travel for the group to attend their monthly meetings. Project Manager and Fundraiser, Courtney Smith, commented, “This project promotes community cohesion by providing activities for the women to interact with people from all walks of life as well as reducing social isolation and builds their confidence. Thanks to Nottingham City Transport’s help, the future of this important group is now assured for another 12 months”.
Nottingham Street Knights
We donated free bus travel to the Nottingham Street Knights, a group of volunteers who feed the local homeless community three times a week. The volunteers, led by Jake Simpson, are located outside M&S on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and provide hot food, snacks and drinks as well as clothing and toiletries to homeless people in the City Centre. Celebrating their 2nd birthday in 2018, Nottingham Street Knights is calling for additional volunteers to join them and approached Nottingham City Transport for support with travel costs, to enable more of the money raised to be spent directly on supporting the homeless community. Anybody interested in volunteering, please can contact Jake by searching for the Nottingham Street Knights Facebook page.