Alstom Announce Community Project Fund

Alstom announces latest Community Project Fund recipients across the UK and Ireland

  • From Glasgow to London, ten projects will benefit from a combined funding pot of over GBP140,000
  • Alstom staff also encouraged to use annual volunteering day to support beneficiaries

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has announced the recipients of its UK and Ireland 2023 Community Project Fund (CPF). Ten charities and community-led projects across the two countries will share more than GBP140,000 (EUR163,000), with Alstom employees also encouraged to use their annual volunteering day to offer additional support to the beneficiaries. Alstom's CPF aims to fund projects that deliver social and environmental value for the local communities in which the company operates in.

This year, the CPF will support projects as varied as suicide prevention and youth mental health, as well as social mobility and employment support. Staff are encouraged to nominate good causes as part of the annual funding cycle and then work with a charity or community group to complete an application for up to GBP30,000 (EUR35,000). A senior panel then reviews applications against a robust criteria and, if successful, the project sponsor continues to support the individual scheme through delivery.

"It's fantastic to be able to award another round of funding for charities and community-led projects across the UK and Ireland. I was humbled to review the applications, as many of the projects were seeking relatively modest grants which, in turn, make a significant difference to people's lives and prospects," said Colin Haynes, Environment, Health and Safety Director at Alstom UK and Ireland. He added: "It's essential that we reflect the communities we serve, and the Community Project Fund is just one way we can do this.

By supporting initiatives that address social and environmental needs, we not only contribute to the well-being of these communities, but also reinforce Alstom's commitment to sustainable development and social responsibility." One of the beneficiaries of Alstom CPF is Young Enterprise, an employability and financial education charity that empowers young people across the UK. "Thanks to funding committed from the Alstom UK and Ireland Community Project Fund, Young Enterprise is supporting young people across the Midlands with our Inspiring Futures project," said Viv Couche, Senior Relationship Manager at Young Enterprise.

She added: "Inspiring Futures is a targeted intervention for young people - aged 14 to 19 years old - who face the greatest barriers to social mobility.

The programme enables young people to develop critical workplace skills and provides the space to reflect on these, to understand their relevance to the world of work and how to demonstrate them

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