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. 

Making A Difference

The Employee Charitable Support Fund is underlined by ScotRail’s 5 Pillars of Corporate Giving which are Good Health and Wellbeing; Quality Education; Sustainable Cities and Communities; Life on Land, and Celebrate Rail.
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.


The fund will not support applications for:

  • Employees who have already received match funding in the current financial year.

  • Nominated organisations that aren’t registered charities

Who can apply? 

The Fund is open to permanent Abellio ScotRail employees

  • Examples of the type of fundraising which could be eligible for the Employee Charitable Support Fund include:

  • Running the London Marathon to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK

  • Edinburgh night ride to raise funds for the BookTrust

  • A sponsored cycle in aid of a local mental health charity 

Eligibility Checklist

  • Fundraising activities should take place before March 2018

  • You must be able to demonstrate your existing fundraising total. (Confirmation of this must be submitted with application form e.g. page or sponsor sheet and the amount shown at time of application will be the match funding figure taken into account.

  • You must be fundraising on behalf of a registered charity

  • You must have already started or completed your fundraising and be able to show evidence of your total raised to date.



Applications must be received by 4pm on the dates below to be considered for the round.


Decisions communicated by 

24th April 2017

12th May 2017

30th June 2017

14th July 2017

25th September 2017

13th October 2017

18th December 2017

19th January 2018

26th March 2018

13th April 2018

Any applications received after the 4pm deadline will automatically be put forward to the next round EXCEPT any received after 4pm on 26th March 2018 which will not be processed.


How to Apply

The application form can be downloaded here. Please read the accompanying guidelines before completing the application.

Get in touch 
If you require any further information, please contact Foundation Scotland: 
• Email:
• Phone: 0131 524 0340

What happens next

Funding decisions will be made by local funding committees across Scotland made up of ScotRail employees who volunteer to take part. Foundation Scotland will contact all applicants in writing after a decision has been made, regardless of whether the application was successful or unsuccessful.  



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