The owners of the M6Toll road have unveiled more details about their new education support scheme.

The Midland Expressway Limited Schools Foundation Scheme was launched in January and will incorporate the existing scholarship scheme which helped students across Staffordshire going on to study sciences, technology, engineering or maths.

However, they have now also revealed that they will be offering funding towards primary school projects, as well as providing free travel on the M6Toll for all secondary schools, special schools, colleges and sixth form academies in Staffordshire, who own and maintain their own minibus.

The company’s chief executive Tom Fanning 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.”

All Lichfield and Burntwood primary schools who fall within a five mile radius of the road are being invited to apply for a grant to fund a project before the April 12 deadline.

For more information on the new foundation visit the Midland Expressway Limited website.

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.

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