Our Community and Environment Fund (CEF) and the Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF) for Phase One are worth £40 million. They give local communities and businesses disrupted by the construction of HS2 the opportunity to receive funding of up to £250,000 for projects to improve their local area or support their local economy. The funds are managed by an independent charity called Groundwork UK.Find out more and apply on Groundwork's website
You can find out more information about the funds on Groundwork's website which includes an explanation of the different the application processes and interactive map showing the projects already awarded funding.
If you have any questions about the funds you can contact Groundwork UK directly during normal business hours on 0121 237 5880 or contact our HS2 Helpdesk team all day every day on HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk or Freephone on 08081 434 434 .