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Active travel grants for VCSE organisations – Grants open to boost sustainable travel across Greater Manchester – Apply by 31st January 2022

Grants open to boost sustainable travel across Greater Manchester

Funding is now open to support GM businesses, employers and organisations to embed and encourage active travel. The funding package is made up of two pots, including Business Support Grants for Active Travel Facilities and Cycle Parking Grants.

The Business Support Grants are designed help employers provide interventions such as cycle parking, pool bikes and changing or storage solutions which enable staff to adopt active travel modes, including walking, running and cycling, for their journeys to and from work. Grants of up to £10,000 per application are available for workplaces with fewer than 250 staff on site.

While people are currently being asked to work from home where possible as part of the government’s Plan B to tackle and reduce the spread of Coronavirus, applications are still encouraged so businesses and organisations can support the uptake of safe, sustainable travel amongst employers, employees, staff and customers and ultimately support Greater Manchester’s social and economic recovery from the pandemic as any government guidance is relaxed.

The cycle parking grant is available to four audiences: NHS, education, housing associations and small organisations (employing 20 staff or less) who are located within one of the thirteen geographical areas within Greater Manchester which have been identified as having the greatest potential for increases in walking and cycling trips. Grants are available up to a maximum of £10,000 depending on sector.

This grant is intended to be used by organisations wishing to install cycle parking that will be available for use by anyone travelling to that location by bicycle, including but not limited to staff, pupils, residents, patients and visitors.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 31st January 2022 at 5pm.

December 21, 2021