New community fund launched by Great Western Railway for areas of "social need"

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Deadline to apply for GWR new fund is June 27.
Deadline to apply for GWR new fund is June 27.

A BRITISH train operating company has launched a new community fund to provide grants to areas of social need.

Great Western Railway, owned by FirstGroup, is urging people to apply for the grant. Community groups must show a link to the railway and address an “area of social need or provide a community benefit”.

Tom Pierpoint, GWR business development director, said: “The Community Fund is a fantastic opportunity for us to invest in our communities in projects that really make a difference at a local level.

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“We are committed to improving the journeys of our passengers, as well as the economic prosperity and social footprint of the regions and communities we serve.”

The deadline is Monday, June 27. To apply, visit: https://re-url.uk/WRES

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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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