Grants are available for local not-for-profit organisations to support work which enhances the quality of life and the environment of communities disrupted by the construction of the HS2 north-south railway.

Who Can Apply

Applications will be accepted from a range of organisations including:

  • Registered charities.
  • Fully constituted clubs, associations or trusts that are set up for charitable purposes.
  • Local authorities.
  • Other public sector statutory bodies such as a parish and town councils.
  • Local education authorities.
  • Foundation schools or colleges.
  • Voluntary aided or controlled schools.
  • Independent schools or colleges.
  • Institutes of further education.
  • Academy schools.
  • Institutes of higher education (including universities).
  • Community Interest Companies (CIC).
  • Industrial Provident Societies.
  • Community amateur sports clubs (CASC).

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be formally established for public benefit and registered as a not for profit.

Non-statutory bodies must have a:

  • Governing document (eg constitution or memorandum and articles of association) which includes appropriate statements on members not benefiting financially from the organisation or its dissolution.
  • Minimum of three unrelated people on their committee.
  • Bank account in the name of the organisation which requires two signatories.

Groundwork will also accept applications from partnerships and consortia that:

  • Have a legal entity as their lead organisation. The lead organisation will be legally accountable for managing the grant and reporting back on project delivery, including the management of any workers funded by the project, and for ensuring that the project achieves its stated outcomes.
  • Are able to submit a partnership agreement which has been signed by all parties if they are successful with their application.

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