Vote for your favourite Community Scheme to win a share of our Transform Grant Fund

Monday 09th March 2020

TransPennine Express (TPE) is inviting customers to vote for their favourite Community Scheme, with £50,000 available to help reduce youth unemployment, promote social inclusion and improve the environment.

As part of the Transform scheme, organisations and individuals from across the north of England and Scotland were invited to apply for grants of up to £5,000 to help support causes across the TPE rail network.

The applications have been shortlisted and the top schemes from five regions across the North of England and Scotland selected to go to vote. Each shortlisted scheme has produced a short video to promote their scheme, and we’re looking for customers to vote for their favourite.

To view the videos and vote, visit:

People will have until midnight on Sunday 22 March 2020 to vote.

Last year TPE donated over £50,000 in support of 12 schemes across the North of England and Scotland, including Trees for Cities, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity, Hull & District Anglers' Association, Ruskin Mill Trust Ltd, Open Minds Counselling Service Ltd. Skill Mill, Mirfield In Bloom, Malton In Bloom, Station South CIC, Heatons' Men In Sheds and Lancashire Community Finance Trust Limited.

Charlie French, Accessibility and Integration Manager from TransPennine Express, commented: “Voting is now open for our latest round of Transform Grants. We have seen some fantastic schemes submitted this year from right across our network, and we hope our customers and the communities we serve will help us to choose which schemes are selected for grant funding”

Those shortlisted are:

Cumbria & Scotland

Branch Out Education, Lake District Foundation, Glasgow Region Outdoor and Woodland Learning group (GROWL), Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust

South Yorkshire, Humberside & Lincolnshire

CRESST, PATT Foundation, Worth Unlimited (Doncaster), Bright Box Markerspace. Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, Disability Sheffield

North East

Middlesbrough College, Vision25, Sight Support Ryedale, MySight York, Easington Lane Community Access Point, Ryedale Community Transport, National Literacy Trust, Next Steps Mental Health Resource Centre,

North West

Manchester City of Trees, Liverpool Cares, The Proud Trust, Alder Hey Children’s Charity, Collaborative Women UK CIC, Collaborate Digital Media CIC

West Yorkshire

Kirklees Duke of Edinburgh Award Trust, Pavilion Youth Hub, Conscious Youth CIC, Southgate Special Needs School, PRISM Youth Project

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