Air quality grant programme
For local authorities to bid for support on measures to improve air quality.
Defra’s air quality grant scheme provides funding to eligible local authorities to help improve air quality.
The scheme helps local authorities to make air quality improvements and to meet their statutory duties under the Environment Act 1995. It has awarded over £52 million in funding to a variety of projects since it started in 1997.
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Air quality grant 2016 to 2017
The successful local authorities have been awarded a share of £3.7 million. Read who has been awarded grants.
Air quality grant 2015 to 2016
The following projects were awarded a share of the £0.5 million available to local authorities under the 2015 to 2016 air quality grant scheme, focusing on reducing emissions from road transport. Funding supported new electric charging points, feasibility studies on Clean Air Zones, and promoting cycling and walking.
|Dacorum Borough Council||Awareness raising – Electric Vehicle Charging points||£9,000|
|Leeds City Council||Instantaneous emissions modelling||£39,850|
|Leeds City Council||NO2 monitoring station||£18,000|
|Leeds City Council||Clean Air Zone Feasibility||£50,000|
|Leicester City Council||Cycling & Walking real-time data feed for journey planner (Choose How You Move)||£39,000|
|London Borough of Ealing||PM emissions management plan – Horn Lane||£87,150|
|London Borough of Islington||Regent’s Canal – Electric Charging Points||£30,000|
|Sandwell MBC||Behaviour Change and Awareness – sustainable transport||£30,000|
|Southampton City Council||Modelling Assessment for Clean Air Zones (CAZ)||£17,000|
|Southampton City Council||AQMA consolidation - CAZ formulation and awareness||£60,000|
|Southampton City Council||Clean Air Partnership – formulation and engagement||£20,000|
|Greater Manchester||Feasibility study for CAZ – consortium of 10 local authorities||£100,000|
Published: 26 June 2013
Updated: 23 February 2017
- Added a link to the 2016/17 grants awarded press release.
- Added details of those awarded funding in this year's scheme.
- Details of 2015/16 scheme added.
- Updated the application section as grant scheme is open to applications until 11 September 2014.
- Updated with information about the Air Quality Grant Scheme 2014 to 2015.
- Updated to reflect that the application window has closed and local authorities receiving a grant have been announced.
- First published.