HS2 Minister celebrates £10million of funding distributed by HS2 Community Funds

  • 172 projects on Phase One between the West Midlands and London have benefitted from the funds

HS2 Minister Andrew Stephenson MP has celebrated £10million worth of funding from the HS2 Community and Environment Funds being distributed whilst visiting projects in Warwickshire on Thursday [23rd September].

The HS2 Funds opened to applicants in 2017 and are made up by the Community and Environment fund (CEF) and Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF) available to local communities and businesses that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Britain’s new high speed railway between London and the West Midlands.

The £10m of funding has been distributed across 172 projects located near the HS2 route. Since April this year, communities and businesses between the West Midlands and Crewe were also able to apply to the funds, which have a combined total of £45million.