The work that we carry out would not be possible without the strong and lasting relationships with our partners both here in India, and across the globe.
There are several ways to support our vital work. If would like to find out more about the opportunities to collaborate with us, to help change a million young lives forever, we would love to hear from you.
Our list of current partners are highlighted below.
We're partnering with Amazon India’s 'Gift a Smile' programme which enables you to gift to a cause instantly and conveniently. You will be choosing from our “Gift a Smile Wish List” containing products we need for children and youth enrolled on our programme, which Amazon will deliver to us. You can gift products such as books, stationery & sports equipment. In addition to the products that you gift us, Amazon will donate proceeds from the sale of these items to us. Gift a product we need now at bit.ly/gift2magicbus
Asian Paints is supporting the Magic Bus Programme for 16,100 children across 7 cities (Ankleshwar, Kasna, Patancheru, Sriperumbudur, Khandala, Rothak, Mumbai) spread across 6 states (Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana).
Magic Bus is the official charity partner of the Aircel Chennai Open, 2015 and a recipient of the ATP Aces for Charity grant. The ATP Aces for Charity is a global initiative aimed at giving back to communities where ATP World Tour events are played. The partnership will reach out to 1000 children growing up in the very-low income neighbourhoods in and around Chennai to improve their access to education, promote gender equity and improve their health-related behaviours.
Australian Sports Outreach Programme (ASOP), Australian Government ASOP has been working with us since 2010, supporting the capacity building of our community volunteers in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi.
Barclays Spaces for Sports
Magic Bus' partnership with Barclays Spaces for Sports started in 2011 to incorporate Street 20 Cricket into our regular approach. The partnership is specially focused on encouraging girls to build confidence and learn to work in teams. The partnership covers children in Delhi and Thane near Mumbai.
Bernard Lewis Charitable Trust
The Bernard Lewis Charitable Trust support started in 2011 with a view on enabling Magic Bus to start working with children in Bangalore and Mysore, and creating a sustainable structure to take the organisation's work forward.
Bloomberg began a partnership with us in 2012 to support our Connect programme, that provides vital livelihood and youth employability skills to Magic Bus' volunteer mentors in Chandrapur, Pune and Thane, all in Maharashtra.
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, and the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
Magic Bus was granted a partnership by the BMW Group, BMW India, and the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in 2011 to enable us to run Sport for Development sessions across Delhi and Chennai with the aim of empowering children, youth and communities to exercise their right to education and promote gender equality.
Our partnership with Comic Relief began in 2011 and supports the enrolment of young people in Mumbai on the Active Youth Program. The partnership aims to enhance the self-esteem and capabilities of young people, encourages them to take responsibility for their own development and that of their communities.
Football for Hope
Our partnership with Football for Hope began in 2009 and supports the Magic Bus Football Team and other specialised teams in Andhra Pradesh, and Delhi, and Mumbai.
HSBC and Magic Bus have partnered since 2011 to start work in Pune, Maharashtra, with special emphasis on gender equality, education, development of personal & social skills, and children's Right to Play.
JM Financial Foundation
JM Financial Foundation has partnered with Magic Bus to reach out to more than 1000 children belonging to villages in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. Annual survey of a sample of these children revealed that the Magic Bus programme impacted their behaviour, choices and attitude positively. Thus, putting them in a better position to move out of the poverty cycle.
Laureus Sport for Good Foundation
Our partnership with Laureus Sport for Good Foundation began in 2012. The partnership supports Magic Bus in training other non-profits in Sport for Development, programme development, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and on how to mobilise the PYKKA (a rural sports initiative introduced by the Government of India to promote youth and social development through sports).
Lakshmibai National University of Physical Education (LNUPE)
Magic Bus has an agreement with LNUPE since 2010, to focus on spreading awareness in the community about the egalitarian concept of Sports for Development. LNUPE and Magic Bus work towards awarding Joint Certificates/Diplomas/PG Diplomas/Degrees by recognising the credit hours of academic work lodged by the scholars at either of the two institutions.
The Marchesa partnership with Magic Bus began in 2014 and supports 2,500 children in Mumbai and Delhi. The programme focuses on supporting the textile and embroidery industries and communities in India, with a particular emphasis on girls' education, gender equality, and livelihoods.
Mondelēz International Foundation
In India, Magic Bus' partnership with Mondelēz International started in the year 2014 under their community initiative Shubh Aarambh. The initiative is in partnership with Save the Children to address the development needs of children by promoting healthy and active lives and works in 41 habitations across Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
Magic Bus is also partnering with Mondelez India Foods Private Limited on a youth skill development and livelihood Project in Madhya Pradesh and a sport for development project in Sricity.
Magic Bus’ partnership with NIIT Foundation began in 2013 to support our Connect programme. Connect provides training on basics of IT to our youth volunteers in the Delhi/NCR region. This collaboration is helping our volunteers to learn to be familiar with computers. It serves as a way of enhancing their employability options and helping them get better jobs.
Nike has been supporting training programmes for Magic Bus' field and delivery staff across India since 2010.
Premier League has been supporting the extension of Magic Bus' work in the Capital of Delhi, in Chandrapur (Maharashtra) and in Medak (Andhra Pradesh) since 2010.
Reliance Foundation and Magic Bus started a partnership in 2013 to implement a pilot initiative to improve the health and educational status of children in the Agar cluster of Shajapur district, Madhya Pradesh. The project focuses on promoting awareness of preventative health using Sport for Development, as well as improving school enrolment, retention and quality of education.
Rio Tinto Iron Ore
Magic Bus' partnership with Rio Tinto Iron Ore began in 2011 and supports our Sport for Development programme in the Keonjhar and Sundergarh districts of Odisha. It works with marginalised children with the objective of improving their overall education, health and inculcate behaviours and practices towards gender equity. It also works on developing leadership skills among the volunteer mentors delivering the program on the ground.
Our partnership with Studiosus Foundation began in 2011 and supports our Sport for Development programme in Jaipur. The work reaches out to children from some of Jaipur's poorest neighbourhoods with the objective of promoting education, health and gender equity and developing leadership skills among the volunteer mentors implementing the programme.
Magic Bus has been a Giving Partner of TOMS since 2012, providing safe, comfortable footwear to all Magic Bus children and youth across India. The shoes provide tangible value in our existing health and education efforts. This partnership supports every single child on the programme, helping us to retain and recruit children and youth from new and existing communities.
Our partnership with UK Sport began in 2011 and is aimed at developing an online Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system. It also supports Magic Bus in mentoring two other non-profits in developing their own M&E systems.
Vodafone India Foundation
Magic Bus' partnership with Vodafone India Foundation involves working with 5000 children from marginalised and tribal communities in Kerala, with special emphasis on gender equality, education, development of personal & social skills, and children's Right To Play.
Wipro Limited is supporting 500 children from marginalised communities in collaboration with our Magic Bus Bangalore operation, with the objective of promoting education, health and gender equity among these children and their communities.
Magic Bus works with a number of NGO Partners within each of the states in which we operate our projects, collaborating on areas such as project delivery, recruitment and training. View our NGO partners.