Final few days for local groups to apply for Foundation funding
With only days to go before the deadline for local charities and community groups to apply for funding, the National Express Foundation is urging people to get their applications in.
Funding is available for charities and groups to support projects and activities that provide positive activities for young people, and for colleges and universities to provide grants to help disadvantaged students continue in further or higher education.
Since its launch in 2012 the Foundation has awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds to local community groups and as a result over two and a half thousand youngsters are enjoying new and exciting activities.
This year the National Express Foundation has received even more funding applications than in 2014, but there is still time for others to put in a bid.
Anthony Vigor, Chairman of the National Express Foundation, said: "There are only a few days now until the deadline for funding applications, so local charities need to act now if they want support for their projects. We’ve had a huge amount of interest already this year, but we want as many applications as possible, so we can be sure that the money will go to the local groups with the best ideas.”
The Foundation provides grants of £2,500 or £5,000 to community groups working with young people, and educational institutions can apply for funding of £10,000 per year with their proposals on bursary schemes to benefit their students.
Applications must be submitted by Friday 20 March and to be eligible the charity, group or educational institution must be based in the West Midlands*
To download an application form and helpful guidance notes applicants should visit www.nationalexpressgroup.com/foundation
Notes: Our definition of the West Midlands is the seven West Midlands council areas: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton. These are the principal areas served by National Express West Midlands buses.