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First Group

Supporting children in the UK

Since 2007, FirstGroup has given support worth more than £4m to our UK poverty work through financial donations, staff fundraising, media value and gifts in kind.


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Families and Schools Together

FirstGroup has helped children in deprived areas by supporting two weekly Families and Schools Together (FAST) groups. These sessions give parents and children a space to spend time together and share in activities. They help improve family bonds and strengthen communities.

By funding two ‘In My Back Yard’ projects, FirstGroup has helped give children in the most marginalised communities a chance to air their views on how to tackle poverty. The group has also funded research into the value of the benefits system.

No Child Born Without a Chance

The company has also been a strong supporter of our campaigns. Most recently, FirstGroup carried our ‘No Child Born Without a Chance’ advert in 7,000 of its UK buses. And when we launched our UK poverty campaign, the group donated specially decorated buses to help spread our messages around the UK.

FirstGroup staff have been actively involved in the partnership through volunteering and fundraising activities. These have included the First Monster event – an incredible 120k team duathlon around the shores of Loch Ness.


Last updated September 2017.


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