The work that we carry out would not be possible without the strong and lasting relationships with our global partners within and outside India.
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. Please contact Saidja Drentje to discuss Corporate Partnerships, Sheetal Satam for HNI partnerships and Srikanta Misra for Insititutional Partnerships.
Our list of current partners are highlighted below.
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.
BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
Magic Bus was granted a partnership by 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.
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.
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 program.
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.
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.