Your Station, Your Community/ Improvement Fund /Deadline 15th Dec

Grants available: up to £10,000

Applications close: 15 December 2023

Who is the funding for:

The fund will support causes that are of key importance to Southern and GX and  Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and local communities on Great Northern, Southern or Thameslink on the GTR train network, and which will build lasting social value for those communities.

What they are looking for:

They are looking for applications for initiatives taking place in and around stations served by Great Northern, Southern or Thameslink on the GTR network, which will make a positive impact in one or more of the focus areas listed below. For a route map click here. The communities supported by your project should be served by one of those stations.

They will only accept bids for work on station property that are managed by Great Northern, Southern or Thameslink

Priority Subject Areas

  • Positive Mental Health
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Employability and confidence building
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Creating a welcoming station environment

Funding will need to be spent in full, and projects completed within the next financial year (April 2024 to March 2025).


The details are available online:

Who is eligible:

• Registered charities
• Constituted community groups
• Community Interest Companies (CiC)
• Other not-for-profit organisations including:
o Community rail partnerships
o Business improvement districts
o Town councils
o Parish councils
o Schools and Colleges. (but only fund activity which is
extracurricular and outside the school’s usual statutory remit).
Partnership bids are accepted and encouraged

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