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 in the first round of funding from the HS2 CEF & BLEF Funds.
Community projects to receive HS2 funding announced
25 January 2018
Community projects along the new High Speed Two railway route will receive more than £245,000.
Two new funds along HS2 route announced by government
06 December 2017
£35million available for towns and villages along the HS2 route
HS2 CEF & BLEF Funds - Application Process Survey
09 November 2017
Share your experiences
Groundwork announces independent Panel dates for HS2 Community and Business funds
09 May 2017
Assessing applications for the CEF and BLEF funds
£40M HS2 Funds to remain available for applications throughout construction of Phase One
31 March 2017
We want to assure potential applicants that rigorous management of the funding available will ensure that money is available throughout the construction of phase one.
Groundwork to administer £40m HS2 funding for communities and businesses
24 February 2017
Funds will be open for online applications from Wednesday 8 March this year.
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