International recognition

Magic Bus has been visited and supported by the following:


Abhishek Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai

Andrew Flintoff

Boris Becker

Clare Taylor and England women’s cricket team

Daley Thompson

Dame Kelly Holmes

Dame Tessa Jowell MP

Frieda Pinto

Gordon Brown MP

Jeremy Hunt MP

Julia Gillard

Kapil Dev

Kevin Pietersen MBE

Lawrence Dallaglio OBE

Lord Sebastian Coe

Paul Collingwood and England men’s cricket team

Sir Ian Botham

Sir Keith Mills

Sir Steve Redgrave

Steve Waugh



Australian Sports Commission

British Council

German Foreign Office

Government of India (we have a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports)






Corporate and NGO partners

Barclays Spaces for Sports


Comic Relief

Cricket for Change



Laureus Sport for Good Foundation


Premier League

River Island

The Bernard Lewis Family Charitable Trust

The Oval Cricket Relief Trust

UK Sport




  • Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar (National Sports Award) 2014
  • Laureus Sport for Good Award 2014
  • India NGO Awards 2012/13 - Rising Star Award
  • Chosen delivery partner in India for ‘International Inspiration’, part of the 2012 Olympics legacy
  • Founder runner up for India Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011
  • Founder TED fellowship member and key speaker at TED Conference 2009
  • Founder awarded MBE in 2007
  • Alcan prize for Sustainability



"As a knowledge partner of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Government of India, Magic Bus provides technical inputs, expertise and guidance to the ministry in using sport as a development tool in the areas of education, health, gender, young people and livelihood."

Injeti Srinivas, Former Joint Secretary, Sports Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India


"Few organisations are able to make the leap from donor dependency to creating models that allow financial self-sustenance and we are working hard with Magic Bus to achieve this aim"

Richard Scudamore, CEO, Premier League



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