National Express Foundation has extended its funding support for young people to include the West Midlands and Medway, Gravesend and Longfield areas of Kent.
Since the launch of the Foundation in 2012, over 11,000 children and young people have been awarded financial support to enjoy engaging activities and continue their education.
This year the Foundation has extended its funding to the larger part of the Kent region to reflect the area served by the local coach commuter service, Clarkes Commuter. The operator was recently acquired by National Express UK. 2017 applications are now being accepted, offering local education institutions and communities the opportunity to bid for grants out of the £150,000 available.
Anthony Vigor, Chairman of the National Express Foundation, said: “We are extremely proud that over the last five years, the National Express Foundation grants have helped over 11,000 young people enjoy exciting and engaging activities and helped them to gain qualifications and learn new skills.”