Two funds are available to local communities to help with the disruption that will be caused by the construction of Phase one of HS2 between London and the West Midlands; the Community and Environment Fund and the Business and Local Economy Fund. The administration of these funds is managed on behalf of HS2 Ltd by the charity Groundwork who will ensure both funds remain available for applications throughout the construction of Phase One. More information on Groundwork can be found in the 'About us' section above.
Find out which projects have been supported by the HS2 CEF & BLEF Funds.
HS2 Community & Business Funds Annual Review 2018/2019
29 March 2019
Read about how the Funds have supported local communities and businesses in 2018/2019.
HS2 visits Amersham Museum - new film
11 March 2019
Watch the latest film and find out more about how Amersham Museum and the wider community will benefit from CEF funding.
HS2 visits Buckinghamshire community projects as part of £3m funding celebration
18 February 2019
Close to £3m has now been awarded to local communities and businesses along the line of HS2 Phase One route since the Funds launched in February 2017.
First cohort of projects to receive cash-injections from HS2 Business Funds announced
04 October 2018
Close to £150,000 of Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF) funding has been awarded to groups so far.
HS2 Minister Nusrat Ghani MP visits Camden community projects as part of a £1.3m funding celebration
22 June 2018
Funds have been awarded to local communities and businesses along the route of Phase One of HS2
Groundwork report on first year of HS2 community grants scheme
08 March 2018
The Funds are helping communities
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