ScotRail Foundation

The ScotRail Foundation is a part of the ‘ScotRail in the Community’ initiative and aims to empower residents making a positive difference in their local community. The ScotRail Foundation can provide grants via the following funds.

The ScotRail Cultural and Arts Fund

We invite applications from groups or individuals across Scotland looking to fund arts, community recreation and/or sports activities and projects in the vicinity of a train station or with a travel or safety theme. The application must fit within at least one of the following themes to be eligible for funding:

  • Promotion of performing arts, visual arts, literature, community arts, and cultural traditions

  • Support for artists and artistic organisations

  • Public art e.g. sculptures in open spaces

  • Play areas for children

  • Provision of local activity programmes (including local festivals, civic weeks and galas)

  • Increasing participation in sport and physical activity

  • Sports events

  • Sport outreach programmes

There will be one round of funding in 2018.  For information and how to apply click here .


The ScotRail Employee Charitable Giving Fund

ScotRail is connecting Scotland - delivering door-step to destination solutions and enhancing the connection between people and communities. As employers, they recognise the critical role that employees play in delivering that vision.

The £10,000 ScotRail Employee Charitable Support Fund contributes towards employee fundraising efforts for the causes that matter to them by matching fundraising up to £250. Matched funding will be available to support charities that:

  • Promote positive mental health and wellbeing; and/or

  • Target improvements in literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing in primary schools; and/or

  • Aim to improve the community’s environmental impact at a local level, encourage recycling or upcycling, or run environmental information or outreach programmes; and/or

  • Work to help reduce the loss of biodiversity, or protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species; and/or

  • Celebrate rail through the arts and local activity programmes.

This is a rolling programme with decisions made monthly until December, For futher information and how to apply click here

Please note

If you are running a fundraising event (eg bag packing, cake sale etc), please do not apply until after the event when you can evidence the amount of money you have raised.

If you are undertaking a challenge (running, hiking etc) you may wish to wait to apply until you have raised a minimum of £250 as the fundraising checks are only done once and the total on the day of checking will be used to ensure you can request the maximum amount available to you




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