Community Rail Network

Accreditation Status received

Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership are a member of the national organisation Community Rail Network.

The Community Rail Network offer support and advice to all CRP’s nationwide, they offer a small grant fund to help CRP’s with projects aims and objectives.
They hold annual awards events held in a different location each year, its a chance for all CRP’s to network and learn from best practice.

Find out more on the Community Rail Network website:

The Value of Community Rail

Community rail is a grassroots movement spanning Britain that is growing in scope and influence.  It is made up of community rail partnerships, which work along whole railway lines or in specific regions, and station friends/adoption groups and other local organisations, all aiming to connect communities with their railways.

The Community Rail Network which acts as the umbrella body for community rail partnership groups, champions the wide-ranging benefits they bring about. For example, other recent Community Rail Network report highlight the role played by community rail in promoting social inclusion, developing community uses of railway stations and land, and nurturing social enterprise opportunities.

The Value of Community Rail report is an exploration of how community rail delivers value to communities, individuals and society.

Download the full report