HS2 Community & Business Funds Annual Review 2020/2021

Groundwork UK, independent administrators of Phase One of HS2 Community and Environment Fund (CEF) and Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF) have released the HS2 Funds Annual Review for 2020/2021. In the last year, over £3.6m has been awarded to 45 Community and Environment Fund (CEF) and Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF) projects that […]

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HS2 Green Corridor – find out more

The HS2 Green Corridor Prospectus and interactive map is a new tool that provides detail about the environment projects up and down the HS2 route, including information on how communities can benefit further by getting involved. Projects that have been funded through the HS2 Community and Environment Fund (CEF) are included. Find out more: https://www.hs2.org.uk/building-hs2/hs2-green-corridor/ […]

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How HS2 Community and Business Funds are supporting communities in need during Covid-19: Bubblesqueakeat CIC

Bubblesqueakeat CIC, based in Hammersmith and Fulham, was awarded close to £75,000 by the HS2 Community and Environment Fund to run their ‘Creating Futures through Bubble & Squeak’ project to provide the local community with healthy, affordable food all while building skills and confidence of local people.  The original project idea was to invite children […]

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Get involved! HS2 Community and Business Funds webinar

When: Thursday 25 June 2020Time: 1pm- 2pm Communities and businesses along the line of HS2 Phase One are invited to find out more about how they apply for funding to support local projects. The webinar will cover the two funding schemes – the Community and Environment Fund (CEF) and the Business and Local Economy Fund […]

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Renowned Camden culinary street latest to benefit from HS2’s Business Fund with £650,000 award

Drummond Street in Camden, London – a street famed for its South Asian cuisine – has today (Friday 29 May) secured £650,888 for a revitalisation programme after Camden Borough Council, in partnership with Euston Town BID, was successful in its application to the HS2 Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF).  The sum is the biggest […]

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Forestry England, Birmingham Trees for Life, and the National Paralympic Heritage Trust all benefit from HS2 Community and Business Funds as number of projects supported reaches 100

Following the Government’s approval for HS2 Ltd to award Notice to Proceed to its Main Works Civils Contractors, HS2 Ltd can now announce that the number of community and business groups to receive awards from the HS2 community and business funds has topped over 100. While the country’s focus is rightly on defeating the COVID-19 […]

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HS2 Community and Business Funds reaches £4.6m awards milestone

Almost three years since the launch of the funding programme, we are pleased to say that local communities have now benefitted to the tune of over £4.6m thanks to funding from the HS2 Community and Business Funds. Today, the interactive map has been updated with 9 new projects, including; In the West Midlands, The Worth […]

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