Vote for charity and community projects across the North

Thursday 06th December 2018

We are inviting those from across our communities to vote for applications shortlisted as part of our Transform grant scheme.

A total of £50k is available to support projects across the North and into Scotland which tackle youth unemployment, promote social inclusion and improve the environment.

In a first for the annual grant scheme, we are inviting customers from towns and cities across its network to select which initiatives they think should receive funding from a shortlisted list of 24.

Votes can be registered online at:

This year we received a total of 114 applications for funding, requesting in excess of £450,000.

Charlie French from TransPennine Express commented; “We would like to thank all of the charities and community groups that submitted applications as part of this year’s Transform scheme.

“We have a total of £50k of funding available and want our customers and communities to help decide which projects this money should go to. I would encourage people to spare a few moments of their time to go online and vote using the link provided.”

Voting is now open and the closing date for entries is 31st December 2018. 

The winners will be announced in January 2019. 

List of 24 shortlisted applications:

  1. Trees for Cities -  Trees for Glasgow
  2. Trees for Cities – Restoring historic planting in Braidburn Valley Park, Edinburgh
  3. Cumbria Wildlife Trust – Explore, learn, grow, Carlisle
  4. Just Festivals – Staged for Life, Edinburgh College
  5. Socialtrack - Community Action Sport Kollective C.A.S.K Forgewood, Motherwell
  6. Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity - Pop-Up Teddy Bear Hospital
  7. Hull & District Anglers' Association - After-School Angling at Brough
  8. Trees for Cities - Greening Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, Hull
  9. Grimsby in Bloom – Early intervention, Grimsby
  10. Ruskin Mill Trust - High Riggs Composting Scheme, Sheffield
  11. Open Minds Counselling Service - Social Inclusion for Complex lives, Doncaster
  12. Endeavour - Endeavour Enterprise School - Dry Stone Walling, Sheffield
  13. Friends of St Nicholas Fields - Things that go bump in the night – Nocturnal habitats, York
  14. North East Autism Society - Community orchard for people with autism spectrum conditions, County Durham
  15. Skill Mill - Ferryhill Carrs Improvement Scheme, County Durham
  16. Weaponness Valley Community Group - Brookleigh Farm, North Yorkshire
  17. Mirfield in Bloom – Mirfield, Huddersfield
  18. Malton In Bloom - Malton In Bloom 2019
  19. Station South CIC - Station Greening, Levenshulme, Manchester
  20. Westhoughton Community Vision – Respect, not Reject, Westhoughton, Bolton
  21. Be Well Tameside CIC – Keeping the basin clean, Portland Basin, Tameside
  22. Friends of Painswick Park - Plant, Promote, Protect! Painswick Park, Manchesteer
  23. Heatons' Men In Sheds - Planters and Benches and Birdboxes, Heaton Chapel, Stockport
  24. Lancashire Community Finance Trust Limited - Skills for young peoples' self-employment success, St Matthew’s Mission, Preston

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