The ScotRail Foundation will distribute grants to groups that support children or young people – and/or improve the environment or general health of communities.
Communities that have (or wish to have) a local station at the heart of their activities will be prioritised.
Groups can apply for grants of between £250 and £5,000.
And the fund will also build on the great work that ScotRail staff already do to support good causes. To recognise their sterling efforts, £15,000 of the £100,000 is being set aside to ‘match fund’ their fundraising on behalf of their own special causes.
The fund will be managed on our behalf by Foundation Scotland, the independent charity, and three regional committees will consider applications twice a year. They committees will consist of ScotRail employees under our aim to bring more communities together and to involve staff more directly.
Please click www.scotrail.co.uk/betterwaytobe for more information and do share this throughout your own networks. Groups interested in applying to the fund should contact Foundation Scotland on 0141 341 4960 or visit www.foundationscotland.org.uk/
If you would like any further information about the Foundation please contact my colleague Iain Wilson at Iain.Wilson@firstgroup.com