More than 4,000 young people will benefit from the largest ever National Express Foundation grant.
The charity, which helps disadvantaged young people, has pledged the money to young people via community groups and educational institutions.
Anthony Vigor, Chairman of the National Express Foundation, says: “We are delighted to announce the second round National Express Foundation funding awards for 2019.
“This is the largest grant we have ever made in a single year, with a total of over £450,000 of funding pledged this year to support over 4,000 young people. We are proud that this funding will help deliver even more positive and developmental activities for local young people and help those who might not otherwise be able to continue with their studies in further and higher education.”