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The Box New Mini Bus Appeal

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The Box New Mini Bus Appeal

The Box New Mini Bus Appeal

The Box Youth and Community Project By The Box Youth and Community Project

We need to raise funds to replace our minibus. A minibus is essential for the continuation of the vital services we provide within our community 52 weeks of the year.

Sunderland Fundraising stage

pledged of £19,192
days left

A new minibus will enable TBYCP to continue delivering much needed services to residents of all ages across the area. Our current minibus has served us well over the last 18 years but constant repair bills and unreliability means we must act now to replace it so there is no disruption to the services we provide . Our minibus will be used to: - support the delivery of our school holiday activity programmes, keeping children and young people active. - transport teams of volunteers on community task days - support our independent living sessions for adults with learning disabilities - transport elderly/disabled residents to/from centre based activities, reducing social isolation. Our new minibus will be more cost efficient to run which will enable us to expand current programmes of work to provide new opportunities/activities/experiences for more groups within our community.

What we'll deliver:

  • Children and young people enjoying themselves at local visitor attractions i.e. beach, parks
  • More elderly/vulnerable residents engaging in activities within their community
  • Adults with learning disabilities taking part in community task days
  • Exciting range of available to children, young people and families during school holiday periods

Why it's a great idea:

-New experiences to children and young people aged 5-19 every school holiday period. We have 200+ children that access our activities each week. -Reduce social isolation and improve mental wellbeing amongst elderly and vulnerable residents by providing transport to/from centre based activities. -Provide enriching out of centre activities every week for adults with learning disabilities.

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchasing a new secondhand minibus that meets the organisations needs
  • Contacting local organisations to let them know we have a new vehicle and that they can use it

A newer minibus will help to reduce carbon emissions We will increase our pool of volunteer drivers - more volunteers are likely to come forward to drive a newer vehicle. If we are providing transport for elderly and disabled residents, it is likely we will increase participant numbers which in turn increase the number of volunteering opportunities we are able to offer. A new mini bus with additional facilities such as disabled access will offer easier transitions for members with limited mobility.

Location Sunderland

About the space

SR3 2UY Location


Sunderland City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £19,192

Second hand low mileage minibus - £18,000 (94%)
Other - £1,192 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Second hand low mileage minibus
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Vehicle’s future maintenance
  • Vehicle upgraded disabled access

Total £19,192

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