Southeastern is proud to support the local communities in our network through partnerships, sponsorships and community outreach. We’re currently finding new ways to extend our service beyond our stations and transform lives.
The Kent Community Rail Partnership (Kent CRP) exists to bring together widely varied partners in order to provide social, economic and environmental benefits to the communities served by rural and secondary rail services. The partnership covers the Swale Line Sheerness-on-sea to Sittingbourne, and the Medway Valley Line Tonbridge to Strood via Maidstone West.
We have supported this important initiative for many years. In June 2015 we pledged a further £120,000 years for the three year period up to June 2018 – providing a 60% increase in funding.
To find out more about the Kent Community Rail Partnership and its activities visit www.kentcrp.org.uk or contact the CRP officers below:
Last year, we were involved with more than 80 community-led projects, helping to organise teams and provide funding or volunteer work.
Our community initiatives include:
We were honoured to have been one of the official rail partners of the Menuhin Competition in 2016.
The Menuhin Competition is the world’s leading competition for young violinists. Held every two years in a different world city, it attracts hundreds of entries from over 40 countries. The competition aims to discover and nurture exceptionally talented young musicians from the UK and the world to develop the next generation of great artists.
Find out more at www.menuhincompetition.org
We’re proud to have supported Turner Contemporary in 2016 as a sponsor of the ground-breaking Art Inspiring Change project.
Over an 18-month period, Art Inspiring Change will work with 80 pupils from four primary schools in Margate to lead the creative regeneration of disused areas near to their school.
Nurturing their leadership, communication and negotiation skills, Art Inspiring Change will empower young children to transform their neighbourhoods with creativity.
Drawing inspiration from station life, local resident Nancy Hynes became our poet-in-residence at Greenwich. You may have already seen some of her poems on the platform billboards.