Match-funded grants available for initiatives that improve sustainable travel provision in a business.

Offers may vary depending on where your business is located. Continue reading below to find out what grants & funding are available to your business.

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Bath & North East Somerset

We are delighted to announce that following successful award of the DfT funded West of England Access grant, Bath and North East Somerset Council is now able to offer match-funding grants for your sustainable travel infrastructure improvements.

We will be pleased to consider match-funding for items such as:

  • cycle stands and shelters
  • business pool bikes
  • accessibility improvements
  • car-sharing parking improvements
  • signage
  • an umbrella pool
  • events to encourage sustainable commuting
  • electric vehicle charging

and much more.

Grant application form Download doc Pre-determination form Download doc Grant Terms and Conditions Download doc

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Bristol

50% match-funded grants

We have 50% match-funded grants available for initiatives that improve sustainable travel provision in a business.

That includes the implementation of physical measures, promotional events or any other measure that will encourage mode change amongst staff. Examples of these include:

  • new or improved cycle parking or storage facilities
  • parking management facilities
  • signage of cycling routes
  • provision of pool bikes
  • improvement of pedestrian access to and within the site
  • provision of car sharing bays in staff car parks
  • electric vehicle charge points
  • promotion of car sharing 
  • events to promote walking and cycling
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Fully funded small grants

We offer fully funded small grants up to the value of £250. Some ideas for small grants include organising a bike/walk breakfast or purchasing prizes to run your own active travel challenge.

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North Somerset

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Sustainable travel grants for businesses

North Somerset-based businesses can apply for up to £3,000 for new facilities and initiatives. The organisation is expected to match the funding by 50%. This match can be partly or wholly in kind (e.g. installation or promotional events). Closing date for applications is 11 December 2020.

Examples of initiatives: 
  • bike trailers (perfect for delivery businesses)
  • new or improved cycle parking or storage facilities
  • provision of pool bikes for staff (electric or standard)
  • showers, lockers and other facilities that encourage sustainable travel
  • parking management facilities
  • signage of cycling or walking routes
  • improvement of pedestrian access to and within the site
  • provision of car sharing bays in staff car parks
  • promotional events which support any physical measures

Our application window is currently open. Applications will be reviewed weekly and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please download our application form and return it to sustainable.travel@n-somerset.gov.uk. Any queries please do get in touch!

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Free bike stands for businesses

North Somerset Council have a limited number of free cycle stands to give away!

Businesses and organisations can apply for up to five free Sheffield type stands in a high-grade stainless steel finish. Collection dates may be affected by current governments restrictions. Closing date for 2020 applications is 11 December.

Stands are available for:
  • Workplaces
  • Schools
  • Leisure facilities
  • Churches or places of worship
  • Other amenities used by the public

Each stand is suitable for two bikes and is compatible with D-locks as well as cable locks. Stands are provided with base plated fixings or as standard root fixing. Applicants are responsible for collection, installation and the associated costs. Grants are offered subject to T&C’s. Applications must meet the general requirements and will be assessed on merit.

How to apply:

Download an application form and email it along with a photograph of the proposed location to us at sustainable.travel@n-somerset.gov.uk.  We have limited stock so we urge you to please get your applications in as soon as possible.

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Electric vehicles

Go Ultra Low West employer grants provide financial support to organisations for the provision of electric charging facilities at employment sites. These typically include installation of charging units and provision of charging equipment for fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Please note these grants are not currently available and will re-open later in the year, subject to funding. If you are interested in being notified please contact us and we will add you to our mailing list.

Go Ultra Low West grants at a glance: 
  • Organisations are expected to match-fund the proposed scheme and grants should fund no more than 50% of the total cost of the works
  • A maximum of £25,000 can be awarded
  • 3 quotes are required for amounts claimed in excess of £2,500
  • Grants are offered subject to standard T&Cs
  • Applications must meet the General Requirements and will be assessed on merit
How to apply:

Contact us discuss your project and to request an application form and T&Cs.

Free Dr Bike events at your business

An experienced mechanic will come to site and carry out minor repairs to staff bikes.

During the current COVID-19 social distancing restrictions our mechanics will be following guidelines and staff are required to book their slots in advanced. Please get in touch if you think this is something your staff could benefit from and we can help you organise it.

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South Gloucestershire

The September grant round is now closed and no further grant round is planned at this stage.

The Access WEST project is able to offer a maximum 50% match funded grants to businesses for measures intended to promote sustainable travel to and from work.

Examples of previously successful grants include:

  • Providing cycle parking and associated facilities (showers, lockers, drying room).
  • Initiation and support of a car-sharing scheme and associated infrastructure.
  • Car park management schemes (e.g. permit parking/entrance barriers, prioritising parking for car sharers).
  • Provision of electric pool bikes.
  • Sustainable travel events (i.e. car-sharing breakfasts) or internal initiatives/ promotion campaigns.
  • Bike repair stands and fixed pumps

For more information and to receive an application pack please contact us.

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