The National Express Foundation has now opened for 2017 funding applications.

As in previous years, the Foundation will provide funding to help local disadvantaged students attend further and higher education, as well as grants to help support local community groups that provide positive activities for young people.

We are extremely proud that over the last five years, our funding grants have helped over 11,000 young people enjoy exciting and engaging activities and helped them to gain qualifications and learn new skills.

Last year, the amount of Foundation funding available was increased by 50%, to a total of £150,000 and we have pledged the same amount to support even more young people this year.

Local educational institutions can apply for funding of £10,000 per year with their proposals for an innovative bursary scheme that benefits disadvantaged young students.

The local community groups can apply for a set amount of either £2,500 or £5,000.

Full guidelines on the process and how to apply can be found at www.nationalexpressgroup.com/foundation.

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