HS2 Funds celebrates over £300k invested in Phase 2a projects

Community projects along HS2 Phase 2a have benefitted from over £300k of funding from the HS2 Community and Environment (CEF) and Business and Local Economy (BLEF) Funds.  

The announcement marks two years since the Funds opened for communities and businesses that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Phase 2a of the HS2 from the West Midlands to Crewe.

Manor Park Sailing Club, in Staffordshire, received £10,000 to replace their clubhouse roof, creating an inviting, useable space for the club and community to benefit from.

In Stone, Staffordshire, The Crown Theatre have invested their £75,000 to build a brand new theatre and community space in in the heart of the area.

The full list of funded organisations below or view the interactive map to find out more

  • Manor Park Sailing Club
  • The Crown Wharf Theatre
  • Stone Rural Parish Council
  • Stone SP Cricket Club
  • Madeley White Star Football Centenary Limited
  • Hagley Bowls Club
  • Wybunbury Anglers Association
  • Shavington-cum-Gresty Parish Council
  • Betley & District Village Hall

“We are delighted to see a wide variety of community-led projects supported along the Phase 2a line of route within two years of launching the Funds. We can see continued and growing local interest in applications to the programme and have recently updated the Phase 2a funding guidance to ensure it is relevant and helpful to applicants. Thanks to everyone involved in working to ensure that CEF and BLEF continues to effectively deliver for communities disrupted by construction of HS2, and to those people and organisations between the West Midlands and Crewe who have promoted the funding opportunity for local public benefit since 2021.”

Cathy Elliot, HS2 Funds Chair