Steve Morgan presenting 100th minibus donation

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Steve Morgan Foundation donates 100th minibus

The Steve Morgan Foundation has been providing grants for minibuses and specialised transport since 2006 and has reached a milestone donation of its 100th minibus.

The 100th minibus has been awarded to Walton Youth and Community Project and was proudly presented to the charity by the Foundation’s founder Steve Morgan.

Our grant funding covers both standard and wheelchair accessible minibuses for beneficiaries such as SEN schools, charities and community transport organisations. We also fund other essential transport vehicles including blood bikes and vans. The first minibus in our fleet was awarded to The Barstondale Centre in March 2006 and, almost exactly 18 years on, we are delighted to be giving away our 100th minibus, complete with branding.

About Walton Youth and Community Project

Walton Youth was founded in 1960 as a centre to engage with young people and families from the local area and wider community of Walton in North Liverpool. Their mission is to provide a bustling hub of community activity involving people of all ages. They adopt a ‘grassroots’ approach to encourage meaningful relationships, increase opportunities and aspirations, provide an inclusive service and enable active participation.

The charity offers a localised needs-led provision that evolves in the reflection of community needs and is accessible five days a week, covering evenings, nights and weekends to provide support when it’s needed the most by its users.

Walton Youth and Community Project applied for our minibus grant to replace their ailing 15-year-old bus, which was proving too costly to keep on the road and was impacting on the charity’s funds.

Steve Morgan Foundation 100th minibus

The new minibus will allow the charity to continue offering enrichment activities and day trips as well as provide its daily services of delivering food parcels and activity packs to the vulnerable, unwell and young carers. It will also provide the transport for taking members to health appointments, job interviews, educational events and shopping trips for those who struggle to access the shops on their own.

On receiving the 100th minibus, Darren Simpson, Youth and Community Manager at the charity said:

“We are immensely grateful for the generous donation of the 100th minibus to our project. It is an indispensable resource that will enable us to continue our mission of Changing Lives for the Better and will have a significant impact on our ability to offer a more comprehensive approach to youth and community provision.

The bus will allow our community to experience new things and explore the world beyond the borders of Liverpool. We cannot thank The Steve Morgan Foundation enough for their support.”

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