The EMR Community Fund is available to a range of organisations, including charities, sports clubs, schools, Not For Profit etc, that are within a 15km radius of an EMR managed station.

We are looking to support projects that achieve one or more of the Dept for Transport’s Community Rail Development Strategy 4 key pillars:

  • Providing a voice for the community
  • Promoting sustainable, healthy and accessible travel
  • ​Bringing communities together and supporting diversity and inclusion
  • Supporting social and economic development

and one or more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Projects do not have to be related to the railway.

For further information, including funding forms, scheme conditions and examples of previous projects can be found on our website –

East Midlands Railway Community Fund