EMR’s Community Fund aims to support communities and organisations along the EMR routes that we serve. The EMR Community Fund is designed to inspire projects and make a difference to those that need it the most.

We have £200,000 worth of grant funding for not-for-profit organisations, that are within 15km of an EMR managed station, to apply for.

The EMR Community Fund is open to: Community Rail Partnerships, Station Adoption groups, Charities, Community Interest Companies, Schools, Youth organisations, Sports clubs. If your type of organisation isn’t listed above but feel that we could support you please email communityfund@eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk to discuss further.

We are open to applications from the specified groups, so long as they meet the following criteria:

All projects must take place within 15km of an EMR managed station and achieve at least one, or more, in each of:

  • DfT’s Community Rail Development Strategy 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

For more information, visit: Community Fund | EMR (eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk)

EMR’s Community Fund now open!