The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) and the Japan Automobile Dealers Association (JADA) are launching a grant program to support automobile dealers who deliver support services to meet local communities’ needs in Japan and will initiate a call for proposals starting November 1st on the JADA member’s website.
In areas where public transport has been shrinking due to depopulation and aging, which are some of the challenges facing Japan, mobility issues cause negative impacts on the quality of life, particularly for older adults obligated to return their drivers’ licenses and children. Similarly, people with disabilities find themselves tackling transportation challenges, regardless of region.
Because of this, the Toyota Mobility Foundation is collaborating with JADA, whose membership body consists of auto dealers that go beyond their business activities to make contributions to their local communities and spans throughout Japan, to call for participants to support activities related to regional services such as transportation. In addition, the partnership plans to introduce best practices, learnings and tools in order to share knowledge with those trying to carry out similar activities.
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