North West project given huge boost thanks to Alstom Corporate Foundation

Our Safeguarding on Transport project has been chosen as one of the charities the Alstom Foundation will be supporting in their latest round of funding.

The funding will allow us to employ two full-time project workers and a project coordinator to identify and support children in crisis across the North West of England - home to several of Alstom’s sites including their train modernisation centre in Widnes. 

In addition, it will fund the development of multi-agency quick response groups across the transport system to directly help children and young people at risk and safeguard them from danger.  

Joe Clay, Group Project Coordinator for Railway Children’s projects in the North West, said: “Thanks to the Alstom Foundation, we will be able to support more vulnerable children in the North West found in and around the rail network. We are really looking forward to working together to transform lives.”

Nick Crossfield, Alstom UK & Ireland Managing Director, added: “We are always keen to support the communities from across the regions Alstom operate, and through these amazing projects we will continue to ensure our contributions to our local communities are both sustainable and make a lasting improvement to people’s lives.”

Established in 2007, the Alstom Foundation supports and funds projects proposed by Alstom employees who team up with local NGO partners and not-for-profit organisations to carry out initiatives aimed at improving living conditions in communities located near the group’s facilities and project sites around the world.