Sustainable Travel Grant for schools and businesses

Applications for a Sustainable Travel Grant (STG) to support and encourage the development and implementation of travel action plans are invited.

The STG scheme provides financial assistance to organisations investing in measures aimed at encouraging sustainable travel, such as increasing travel to school or work by public transport, cycling, walking and scooting.

Sustainable Travel Grants (STGs) could include, but are not limited to:

  • secure cycle parking
  • shower/changing facilities
  • a survey to develop a travel action plan
  • cycle training, biker’s breakfasts, cycling promotion event
  • walking initiative.

Grants can range up to £2,000 and will normally be up to 50% of any proposal, although in exceptional circumstances higher awards may be made. The applicant would be required to secure the remaining 50% match funding amount.

Councillor Mohammed Nazir, lead member for transport and the local environment, said: “The council is committed to encouraging more sustainable modes of transport for people travelling to school or work.

“Schemes such as this are a great opportunity to get some funding towards a project which will have environmental and health benefits.

“We encourage schools and businesses to apply, provided they can give the match funding required.”

Grant applications will be assessed on several factors including a travel plan being in place, or actively being developed in partnership with the council’s Better by…sustainable transport team.

Applications close on 18 November.

For full guidance notes before application, visit sustainable travel grant.


Published: 14 October 2022