Who We Help

Who we Help

The Trust can provide individual one-off grants to young people to help them overcome financial barriers to achieve their education, training or employment goals in the motor industry. Our focus is training, welfare and education. Examples of such items are course fees, tools and help with living costs.

The Trust works with a variety of organisations and charities including SMTA, IMI, RMTA, Ben and the IGA.


Here are some examples of support the Trust has provided:

T works at a Parts Distribution Centre. He has Type 1 diabetes and a complication caused by diabetes which causes weakened bones in the feet. He had six months off work due to a break in one of his foot bones. He needs bespoke, specialist steel toe-cap shoes to protect and support his feet while at work. These shoes are not available on the NHS.

The Trust helped with £250 towards the cost of T’s work shoes.

J an apprentice from Dorset applied to the BMTA as he was struggling to pay for tools that he needed to obtain at this point of his apprenticeship.

“The grant would go towards making me better equipped and not having to rely on borrowing my work colleague’s tools. The grant awarded help me significantly afford the tools giving me a helping hand on my progression in the motor trade”.

The Trust helped with £1000 towards the cost of tools.

B from Coventry was completing his final year in a Mechanical Engineering degree when he applied to the BMTA Trust for support.

“My financial situation was very unstable after the Covid pandemic, my family found it very hard to continue supporting me during my studies. The BMTA and its partners was able to offer me support with my tuition fees, life skills and my wellbeing.

The BMTA paid a substantial amount towards my tuition fees, allowing me to complete my studies and earn a 1st class degree”.

The Trust helped with £6000 towards B’s tuition fees.

H an apprentice from East Sussex applied to the BMTA for help purchasing tools needed for his work.

“This grant will help and give me the ability to be fully self-reliant at work, this will help me learn and make me a more effective and useful part of the team, the Halfords kit I am asking for comes with a lifetime warranty, I know that the kit will last me for a very long time”.

The trust helped with £1000 towards the cost of tools.