New Report: HS2 Community & Business Funds Annual Review 2023/24

Groundwork UK, independent administrators of the HS2 Community and Environment Fund (CEF) and Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF) have released the HS2 Funds Annual Review for 2023/24. In the last year, over £2.5m has been awarded to 49 CEF and BLEF projects that support communities and businesses along the line of the route. Since […]

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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 […]

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New Report: HS2 Community & Business Funds Annual Review 2022/23

Groundwork UK, independent administrators of the HS2 Community and Environment Fund (CEF) and Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF) have released the HS2 Funds Annual Review for 2022/23. In the last year, over £2m has been awarded to 39 CEF and BLEF projects that support communities and businesses along Phase One and Phase 2a of […]

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HS2 Community and Business Funds hits 200 projects milestone

Over £12m in CEF & BLEF funding has now been awarded to 200 local community projects and businesses that are impacted by the construction of Britain’s new high-speed railway via the Community & Environment Fund (CEF) and Business & Local Economy Fund (BLEF). To date, 205 organisations have received an average grant of £58,000 to […]

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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 […]

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HS2 funding extended to second phase of construction with six initiatives now available

A total of six funds are now available from HS2 Ltd to support communities impacted by the construction of Britain’s new high speed rail network. The HS2 Community & Environment Fund (CEF) and Business & Local Economy Fund (BLEF) have supported a range of community, environment and road safety issues along the first phase of […]

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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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