Connect people with Nature and Each Other

by Padstow Minbus in Padstow, England, United Kingdom

Connect people with Nature and Each Other

Total raised £19,179

raised so far

+ est. £1378.25 Gift Aid



We offer volunteering opportunities for drivers which will enable the local community to reduce isolation and connect with nature.

by Padstow Minbus in Padstow, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 13th December 2023 we'd raised £18,599 with 103 supporters in 42 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

We will be able to keep the minibus serviced and available for the community to use.

The Padstow & District Community Bus has been used by local charities and organisations for over 10 years. 

Our services are so beneficial in an area where there is limited public transport and many people are  affected by loneliness and isolation. We’ve now added a Monday Daytime clubs to the two we already have on a weekly basis. And the minibus is used by other local organisations including schools and community groups.


Here are testimonials from some of our current users:

'The use of the Padstow Community Minibus is a vital resource for our organisation. We depend on the hire of their minibus to be able to transport our cadets and volunteers to courses and events, that allows our young people to meet and engage with other Sea Cadets from across the county and Southwest Area.' 

 'The Carer’s Club has been a regular user of the Padstow Community bus for a number of years. Many of our members have mobility issues and the facility for wheelchair users is invaluable. We have members from Padstow and several surrounding villages and in most cases, they do not have access to their own or public transport. The bus enables these isolated people to access the various events that we organise and to enjoy each other’s company on the journey.'

We are reliant on grants and donations to keep the service running in order to provide a good value transport link for the local groups and organisations that benefit from the mini bus.

Our Trustees and Drivers are all volunteers and we are always looking for more volunteers to help us. Please get in touch if you can help in any way!

The Save our Wild Isles Community Funds supports projects that support nature restoration, nature connectedness and pro-environmental behaviours and community. The fund, backed by Aviva, RSPB and WWF is providing "Match Funding" on this Crowdfunder so your donations are matched 2:1. So £10 becomes £30.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£45 or more

Help support Wellbeing Cafe & Activities

£45 will help transport up to 13 local people to weekly wellbeing cafes and senior citizens day activities

£50 or more

Help support a School Environmental Workshop

£50 will help us provide transport for local school children to participate in environmental workshops

£100 or more

Help pay for one of the Mini Bus Service & Checkup

£100 will pay for one of the bus's bi-monthly services and check up

£250 or more

Help us with vital Administrative Support

£250 will fund 3 months of administrative support

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