Midland Expressway Limited Schools Foundation now Launched!

Schools and Students in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent could get a welcome financial boost thanks to the generosity of Midland Expressway Limited (MEL); operators of the M6toll road.

Midland Expressway Limited (MEL), operators of the M6toll launched their Schools Foundation Scheme in January 2013; the Foundation incorporates the already successful MEL Student Scholarship Scheme along with other ventures to assist students and schools within the local area.

The MEL Schools Foundation 2013 programme includes:- 

  • Student Scholarship Scheme: The Student Scholarship Scheme aims to support Staffordshire students during academic year 2013-2014 as they progress from school /college at the age of 18/19 to further their educational studies through an accredited degree course or equivalent in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM subjects).
  • Primary Schools Scheme: The Primary Schools Scheme aims to support Primary School students as they progress through years 1-6 by offering funding towards school based projects which will aid the development of students. 
  • Free Passage on the M6toll: All secondary schools, special schools, colleges and sixth form academies in Staffordshire, who own and maintain their own school minibus are eligible for free use of the M6toll for an initial period of one year (September 2013 - July 2014) by way of an M6toll Tag.

Tom Fanning, Chief Executive of MEL said: "Our business is located within the County and we wish to play our part in nurturing and creating opportunity for our young people to develop their talents and for them in turn to give back to the region once they have completed their education".

The Foundation has invited all Staffordshire Primary Schools who fall within a 5 mile radius of the M6toll to apply for a grant to fund a school based project under the Primary Schools Scheme, the closing date for applications is Friday 12th April 2013.

The application process for the Student Scholarship Scheme opened Monday 28th January 2013 and closes Monday 13th May 2013.

Full details regarding the Midland Expressway Limited's Schools Foundation, together with the qualifying criteria and application processes of both schemes are available on the M6toll website www.m6toll.co.uk/community.

For further information please contact Joanne Cox or Maxine Estevez at Midland Expressway Ltd
Telephone Press line: 0870 850 6222
Email: pressoffice@m6toll.co.uk