Work place travel grants

Jul 6, 2021 | Community News

The information below has been sent to us via Cornwall Council’s Communities Support Assistant – Localism

Last year 15 companies benefitted from the grants, with more than £135,000 being invested in schemes that encourage more trips to be made by sustainable transport, and we’re looking forward to working with even more businesses in 2021/22.

The 2021/22 Workplace Travel Grants are a match funded grant opportunity that Plymouth City Council is able to offer to businesses in the Plymouth city region,  through the Transforming Cities Fund, to help employees travel sustainably to, from and whilst at work.

Through the TCF Workplace Travel Grants scheme, funded by the Department for Transport, Plymouth City Council are offering match-funded, capital, grants of up to £25,000, per business. The Council’s contribution is a maximum of 75% of the non-VAT scheme cost.

Projects which could be funded through the grants include secure cycle parking, pool bikes, workplace shower facilities or electric vehicle charging points. However, bids aren’t limited to these ideas and we’re keen to hear innovative proposals to tackle issues specific to a company.

Following feedback from local businesses the following changes have been made to the 2021/22 grants which we wanted to bring to your attention:-

  • Businesses can make an unlimited number of applications to the scheme. However, the maximum grant award remains a total of £25,000
  • A provisional award, subject to planning permission being secured, can be made with the funds being ‘reserved’ for a company for a period of up to three months to allow planning permission to be sought.

Full details of the opportunity are available at www.plymouth.gov.uk/workplacetravelgrants .

2021/22 grant applications can be made until Tuesday 30 November 2021. All schemes funded must be delivered by mid-March 2022.

I would be very grateful if you could promote this opportunity to businesses within Saltash and the surrounding area. Thank you.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the Workplace Travel Grants.

Yours sincerely

Rosemary Starr CMILT
Sustainable Transport Manager
Strategic Planning and Infrastructure
Plymouth City Council

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