Received from TPE:

Do you know of any local community groups/projects that are aimed at tackling youth unemployment, promoting social inclusion and/or improving the environment, and are within a ten mile radius of a rail route or stations served by TransPennine Express?  If so, they and their projects might be able to apply for a TransPennine Express Transform Fund grant of up to £5k to support their work.

With £50k of funding available each year, the fund has already helped a range of projects across the north of England and into Scotland.

Full information about the fund including how an application can be made online are available via the following link:  Bids can be submitted now until the closing date of 27 September 2019.

If you are able to make community groups local to you aware of this funding opportunity, we would be pleased to receive their applications.  Below is the outline of Tweet if you are also able to promote the fund via your social media:

Grants of up to £5k available from @TPExpressTrains for projects that help tackle youth unemployment, promote social inclusion and/or improve the environment and are local to the rail network. For full details, including how to apply, visit

We hope that you will be able to support us in spreading the word about the fund, and encourage groups in your area to apply before the closing date of 27 September 2019.  Please let me know if you have any queries.