ACoRP administers a number of grant schemes, on behalf of national and regional government and sometimes industry partners. Each is only open to certain ACoRP members, according to specific criteria applying to each fund.

Please contact us if you need advice on applying for these opportunities.

Designated Community Rail Development Fund (DCRDF)

Community rail partnerships in England on community railway lines that are ‘designated’ by the Department for Transport can apply to this funding scheme, which ACoRP administers on behalf of the DfT. It is intended to support projects and activities set out in CRPs’ annual line plans. The maximum grant for projects in this funding period is £25,000.

Applications for 2018/19 are now open. The application form and funding criteria are available to download here. Please email us with any queries or for more details.

Small Grants Fund (England)

ACoRP members in England can apply for small grants (up to £2,500 for CRPs and community station members or £1,000 for station friends, adopters and small groups) through this scheme, which ACoRP administers on behalf of the Department for Transport.

The application form and funding criteria are available to download here. Please email us with any queries or for more details.

Please take time read the application form thoroughly as funding criteria and amounts have changed.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Small Grants Fund

TfGM provides financial assistance and wider support to community groups working to further develop Greater Manchester’s rail stations. A funding pot of £20,000 is available for these sorts of community based projects, which can be applied to via ACoRP.

More information and the application form can be found on this dedicated page. Please email TfGM with any queries or for more details.

South Western Railway (SWR) Small Grants Fund

SWR funding allows for the provision of a Small Grants Scheme to CRPs and station adoption groups in it region, to enable its member organisations to undertake small projects that would otherwise fall through the funding net, or to part-fund bigger ones.

The application form and funding criteria are available to download here.