Did you know that £40m-worth of funds are earmarked for local communities to help with the disruption caused by the construction of Phase one of HS2?
- The Community and Environment Fund has been created to add benefit to communities along the route. There will be two types of CEF grant: CEF Local will focus on quality of life and environment in individual communities; and CEF Strategic will focus on large projects across several communities and address strategic rather than purely local concerns.
- The Business and Local Economy Fund has been created to support local economies. It will focus on projects or programmes across several business sectors and address employment concerns in an area as opposed to individual businesses.
The objective is to add benefit, over and above committed mitigation and statutory compensation, to communities along the route that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Phase One of HS2. Both funds are managed on behalf of HS2 Ltd by the charity Groundwork.
Learn about how to apply
Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council are hosting two information events covering the funding available under these schemes, as well as covering general funding advice.
Please attend either event to get new project ideas, firm up existing ideas or gain further knowledge of how they could be funded. Places are limited so please confirm your attendance as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th July 2017 6.00 – 8.00pm Council Chamber, Chiltern District Council, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, HP6 5AW
18th July 2017 6.00-8.00pm South Bucks District Council, Room 6, Capswood, Oxford Road, Denham, Uxbridge, UB9 4LH
The programme will be as follows:
|Context – Overview of HS2 Community and Business funds||CDC/SBDC|
|HS2 Community and Business funds: tips on applying||Groundwork|
|Chilterns Conservation Board Projects and funding||Landscape Partnership Scheme|
|Generic tips on writing funding applications and the support available from Funding4sport||Funding 4sport|
|CIB funding advice services||Community Impact Bucks|
|Heart of Bucks funding advice services||Heart of Bucks|
|Q and A session – panel of above.||All|