Auto Trader, based in First Street Manchester, has partnered with Forever Manchester and has launched the Auto Trader Community Fund, which will benefit community projects across Greater Manchester.

Auto Trader, the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace, has established the fund to support causes in the communities in which its staff live and work.

The Auto Trader fund will build on the company’s existing relationship with us, which has seen regular participation in fundraising events and sponsorship at our Birthday Bash in February 2016.

The company wanted to increase its level of support and establish a fund that will be available to community groups and projects across Greater Manchester with an income of less than £50,000.

Trevor Mather, Auto Trader’s Chief Executive said: “Auto Trader is keen to give back to the local communities in which it operates and is committed to supporting the causes and charities that are close to its employee’s hearts. The Auto Trader Community fund with Forever Manchester will support and benefit community projects close to our Manchester office, as well as our employees and their families.”

Forever Manchester’s Chief Executive, Nick Massey comments: “We’re delighted to work with Auto Trader to establish their own fund. This provides them with a unique way of supporting local communities; at the same time getting their staff involved both in the fund and in a range of activities that engage them and make fundraising ‘fun’. Auto Trader recognises the value of supporting grassroot community projects that provide opportunities to make our communities happier, healthier and safer places to live demonstrating a spirit that resonates in Manchester.”

If you’d like to apply for the Auto Trader Community Fund, please do so before Wednesday 18th May or learn more about it please head to our Funding page or contact our Awards team on 0161 214 0940