Customer and Communities Improvement Fund

Through our fund, we support projects across our network that address an area of social need and benefit local communities.

Bidding for 2019/20 Financial Year now open

We are now welcoming bids to the next year of our Customer & Communities Improvement Fund

CCIF is about providing funding support to projects which provide benefits to the communities served by the GWR network

Guidance about CCIF, eligibility, and the bidding process can be found here

Once you have a Project in mind, we encourage you to prepare and submit your bid online here by 31 October 2018

How it works

Funding of £750k is expected to be made available by GWR in the 2019/20 year for allocation against suitable schemes

All proposals will be presented to a panel of representatives from across the route and our executive management team. Their recommendations will be presented to the Department for Transport for final approval.

Once a final list has been agreed, we send it to the Department for Transport, who make the final decision and grant approval.

If you have any questions, email