I have received the below from the CRP. If anybody has any ideas for the funding, please let me know, either on the message board, by email or in person at the May OGM and I will pass it on to the CRP.I hope you are well.  I am pleased to advise that bids from Community Rail Partnerships to the TransPennine Express CRP Growth Fund can now be made.  Attached is the application form and for the year 2019/20 we have £50k of funding available.


With over 20 CRPs on our network, most at core interchanges, they provide customers with great journey opportunities to travel by rail to fantastic destinations across the North of England and Scotland.  They also provide a powerful platform for growth.  We want to encourage more journeys by supporting CRPs to grow the usage of services on their routes, connected into TransPennine Express services.


During 2019/20 we are keen to attract a wide range of suggested projects from CRPs that can include:


Marketing development
Interchange information
Station facilities (TPE managed stations only)
Transport integration


Ultimately, we will be looking to fund projects that enable growth and generate additional passenger journeys.


Bids will be considered jointly by TPE and ACoRP and preference will be given to applications that are matched funded.  We will provide each CRP with the opportunity to discuss an application before it is submitted.  The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 31 May 2019.


If you have any queries please feel free to make contact and good luck!  We look forward to receiving your application.