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The Milestones

2019 CCIF Year One   |   2022 CCIF Year Two

We are absolutely delighted to work on the second round of the Customer and Communities Improvement Fund (CCIF) at West Midlands Railway. 


The Fund was designed to support projects in the region that create benefits for our communities, address social needs and enhance the railways.  Importantly, these projects are not for commercial gain and do help in our work to help grassroots community groups, who work as volunteers and really understand their local areas and have the energy and talent to develop projects that have real impact in their communities.  

Project Handbook Published
We know that these community ideas don’t come fully formed into a complete project plan and we have produced a Handbook as well as host regular Zoom Meetings to help our project participants develop the concepts that will make a positive difference in local areas and ensure our stations reflect local character.

Press Releases

UB40 launch new Birmingham music heritage map project

26 November 2021

Rail, Trail, Ale scheme relaunched to bring people into village

17 November 2021

Community spirit gets a boost from railway funding

19 October 2021

Rail promotion project putting Halesowen on the map

5 October 2021

Station artwork reveals Midlands town’s medieval magic

4 October 2021

Meetings with Project Leaders

Project Management 

Date: 18 June 2022

Projects to proceed with Third Party Led Contracts

Project Management 

Date: 23 May 2022

Successful Applicants Zoom Meeting

Project Management 

Date: 11 May 2022

Year 2 CCIF Applications ‘window’ closed

Project Management 

Date: 27 April 2022

Year 2 CCIF Launched

Project Management  

Date: 31 March 2022

Project closing reports

Project Management Site Visits 

Date: Between September 21 – February 22

Regular Site visits and project lead meetings

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