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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 19 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 19 of the biggest and busiest stations in the UK.

    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 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 Init Group who manage promotional activities in our managed stations.

    Funding for local charities that are related to our business

    As well as our high profile Charity of Choice partnership, we also want to build long term relationships with other registered charities.

    Our 10 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 are a charity and would like to apply for funding for a local project, please follow these easy steps:

    • Find your local route using the Charities contact list provided. Remember that routes are looking for local projects to fund
    • Contact the named person in that route to request information on how to apply for funding
    • Follow their instructions when applying. Each route has different criteria, but all require that the charity falls into one of the categories mentioned 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 charitablegiving@networkrail.co.uk and we'll get back to you by email or phone.