GWR are committed to working with the communities we serve to deliver a sustainable and socially responsible future.

We want to make a difference in the areas our trains run through. We do this by supporting a range of charities who have a link to our business and share our vision and values.

We focus on promoting and supporting safety education, employability and skills, sustainable and accessible mobility, and local environmental and economic regeneration.

Help can range from allowing collections at our stations to travel support and raffle prizes.

For raffle prizes, apply for free tickets.

To arrange a charity collection, or find out about travel support, email us at

We’ll get in touch as soon as we can.

Action for Children

GWR is working with Action for Children to support the mental health of the UK’s most disadvantaged children.

This is part of a partnership with FirstGroup worth more than £1 million, that runs until 2022. Action for Children will benefit from advertising space across FirstGroup’s UK network, as well as funding for mental health projects that will support young people who desperately need help.

This partnership is particularly special to us, because it was chosen by our own people.

Great Western Railway also easily enables customers to donate their Delay Repay funds to the charity.

Delay Repay provides compensation for customers who have been delayed by 15 minutes or more. The average pay-out per transaction last year was £24.32 – this would usually be refunded back to the customer’s bank account following an application via the GWR website. However, now customers can choose instead to divert the funds directly to Action for Children.

Action for Children believes every child should grow up safe and happy. That’s why they provide support to help them thrive - and step in to help when times get tough.

Find out more on Action for Children’s website.