NANSA's Minibus Appeal 2016

by NANSA in Norfolk

We did it
On 23rd May 2016 we successfully raised £1,319 with 29 supporters in 35 days

NANSA, a Norwich-based disability charity, has almost raised enough money for a minibus! Can you help?

by NANSA in Norfolk

NANSA, a disability charity for people in Norfolk, has almost raised enough money for a minibus!

Can you help with the final stages?

About NANSA:

NANSA is an independent charity supporting people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities from all over Norfolk.

We believe that all people with disabilities are entitled to full inclusion in society and we aim to empower people to achieve their life aspirations.

We provide support, education, training and advice to people of all ages.

The minibus we are looking to buy costs £20,000. So far we've raised £17,000, so we're not far off at all! We just need your help with these final stages of fundraising.

Why do we need a minibus?

We currently have two cars- a Berlingo and Kangoo. These are used to take members from our Youth and Adult Services on outings, such as bowling or swimming. 

These are the challenges we are currently faced with:

  • Our numbers have outgrown the size of these vehicles. The cars fit a maximum of three members in each, but across all services there are 140 people that attend NANSA! 

  • Although the cars have wheelchair space, they don't cater for all wheelchair specifications, meaning that some people are unable to join in on outings.  

  • Our support workers struggle to transport wheelchair users into the cars, as you can see in the film. 

So, how would a minibus help?

This is the minibus we have our eye on...


It would benefit us in lots of different ways.

  • First and foremost, it's a 16 seater, so we would be able to take large groups out. This would give members the opportunity to experience more and visit lots of different places.

  • The minibus fits all wheelchair specifications (check out the space in the back!) so our outings would be fully inclusive. 

  • There is an automated lift which would make transporting wheelchair users much more straightforward, as well as saving our support workers' backs!

  • The range of activities would be broadened, and people would have much more choice in what they want to get out of NANSA's services.

  • Some members are doing courses where they can gain a nationally accredited Gateway qualification, promoting employment opportunities. With a minibus, members would be able to get much more out of these courses, as they would be able to visit places in the community, reinforcing what they have learnt during sessions. 

  • A minibus would ultimately allow our members to access the wider community on a regular basis, and therefore integrate into society. 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

The wonderful thing about crowd-funding is that you don’t have to be rich to be a philanthropist. For this, we will give you a big thanks on our roll of honour on the NANSA website.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Here, we will show our gratitude by adding your name to the roll of honour on the NANSA website, as well as giving you a shout out on our twitter!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

As you can probably guess, we are all very excited at the prospect of having a minibus. At the NANSA Family Centre, some of the children have designed their own cardboard minibuses! For this donation, we would like to show our gratitude by giving you one of these, as well as offering the rewards from a £10 donation.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

Here we will provide you with a personalised NANSA minibus thank you card, designed by the children using our Family Services. We will also thank you on twitter and via our website roll of honour, as well as giving you a free tea and cake from our Community Café, Wrap and Roll and a £5 voucher for one of our seven charity shops!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

For this donation, we would like to invite you to our Minibus Launch, so we can thank you in person and give you a beautifully framed certificate, upcycled by the team at our Artshoproject. Of course, also thanking you through social media and our roll of honour on the website.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

We are offering a unique opportunity of a ride on our minibus! Here, you can gather a group of up to 16 people and we will take you and pick you up from a destination of your choice (terms and conditions apply). We also welcome you to attend our Minibus Launch, where we will give you a framed certificate, upcycled by our Artshoproject Team, thanking you for your kind donation.

£1,000 or more

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£1,000 Reward

Here we would like to share your generosity with the world by thanking you with your logo or name on the livery of the bus. We would also love to present you with a framed certificate, upcycled by our Artshoproject team at the Minibus Launch.

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