Charity of Choice Application

Chariy of choice application

Since 2017, Lothian has championed the causes of a number of charities close to our colleagues’ hearts through our Charity of Choice initiative.

Every year, Lothian welcomes applications from charitable causes to serve as the focus of the company’s fundraising efforts, to amplify their messages, and raise awareness across our colleagues and customers. Following a shortlisting process led by the Charity of Choice committee, the final decision is then passed to Lothian’s 2,500+ strong workforce who take a final vote on who will be named the company’s Charity of Choice.

Lothian’s current Charity of Choice is Support in Mind Scotland, and Lothian’s colleagues have supported the charity’s mission to support and empower all affected by mental illness, including family members, carers and supporters. The partnership was extended for a further year due to the impact of the pandemic, and since 2020, the company has helped raise awareness and funds for the mental health charity through a variety of means including our annual Golf Day, a Superhero fundraising day across our premises, and a virtual Doors Open Day in 2020. The partnership also included a specially-wrapped double-deck bus, designed by our in-house graphic design team, to spread awareness of the charity across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

In the past, other Charities of Choice have included Macmillan Cancer Support, The Yard, Guide Dogs Scotland, It’s Good to Give and Lothian Autism Society.

We’re delighted to now be launching applications for the Lothian 2023-24 Charity of Choice! 

Please complete the form below by no later than Sunday 14th August 2022. If you have any questions about the application process, please get in touch via busmedia@lothianbuses.co.uk 

Good luck!