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 and 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.

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If you're based in Bath & North East Somerset:

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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

Deadline 18 February 2022: North Somerset-based organisations can apply for match-funding of up to £3,000 for new on-site facilities and initiatives, match-funded up to a maximum of 50%. This match is usually financial but can be partly in kind (e.g. the provision of promotional events or other measures to amplify the effect of the scheme itself) .

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
  • electric cargo bikes

Our Sustainable and Active Travel Grants application window is open until 4pm on 18 February 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with funds allocated by end March 2022. Please download our application form and return it to [email protected]. Any queries, get in touch.

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Free bike stands for businesses

Sheffield stands are metal frames that are installed at a certain distance from each other to give space for one bike to be locked at either side.

North Somerset Council has a limited number of free cycle stands to give away of the ‘Sheffield stands’ variety (see image).

Businesses and organisations can apply for up to five free bicycle stands in a high-grade stainless steel finish. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis so early application is advised while stocks last.

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-plates (to be bolted into the ground by you) or as standard root fixing (to be sunk into concrete). Applicants are responsible for collection from Clevedon; for installation (on land you own or have existing permission to install on); and any 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 [email protected].  We have limited stock so please get your applications in as soon as possible. A site visit (or photograph if restrictions are in place) will be required three months after collection.

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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: no further grants are available in North Somerset at present. They may reopen subject to further 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

The bike technician will put your bike on a bike stand so they can easily inspect all parts of it.

An experienced mechanic will come to site to 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

No grants are currently available for businesses within South Gloucestershire. Once funding is obtained for business grants in the future this page will be updated to reflect the grants available.

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 please contact us.

If you're based in South Gloucestershire:

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