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  • For charities

    Every two years we choose to support a Charity of Choice voted for by employees and go all out to support the cause

  • Historically we have supported several great charitable causes from Action for Children to our current Charity of Choice CLIC Sargent.

    CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. They provide clinical, practical and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80 per cent, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.

    Besides the charity of choice we also encourage charity collections at the 18 stations that we manage and support local charities through our eight  routes spanning the UK.

    We also support our employees in their volunteering and fundraising efforts. You can find out more about our initiatives in our Sustainability Update.

    Below is more information on how to apply for a charity collection or for local funding. 

  • Charity collections at our stations

    We own and operate some of biggest and busiest stations in the UK - Birmingham New Street, Cannon Street, Charing Cross, Edinburgh Waverley, Euston, Glasgow Central, King's Cross, Leeds City, Liverpool Lime Street, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Manchester Piccadilly, Paddington, St Pancras, Victoria and Waterloo.

    If you are a registered charity and you wish to hold a charity bucket collection in one of our managed stations, please follow these easy steps.

    We will acknowledge your application within 10 working days.

    We do not charge for charity collections in our stations.

    If you are a registered charity looking to hold a promotional exhibition (including flyering, leafleting, events, stands, stalls etc) please contact Concourse Initiatives at JCDecaux who manage promotional activities in our managed stations.

    Funding for local charities that are related to our business

    Our eight Routes are responsible for selecting local charities and have small pots of funding available at different times throughout the year. They select local charities whose activities fall into one of the following categories:

    • Education, employability and skills
    • Emergency response
    • Health and wellbeing
    • Social inclusion
    • Transport and environment

    If you would like to apply for charity funding for a local project, please follow these steps:

    • Find your local route here. Remember that Route charity teams are looking for local projects to fund.
    • Contact the named person in your Route for an application form using the charities contact list.
    • Follow the instructions on the form. All funding applications must fit into one of the charitable giving objective categories above.

    Contact us

    If you have not been able to find the information you were looking for on this page and would like to learn more about charitable giving at Network Rail please email and we'll get back to you by email or phone.