Air quality grant programme

For local authorities to bid for support on measures to improve air quality.


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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 2015 to 2016

The following projects have been awarded a share of the £0.5 million available to local authorities under this year’s air quality grant scheme, focusing on reducing emissions from road transport. Funding will support new electric charging points, feasibility studies on Clean Air Zones, and promoting cycling and walking.

Local Authority Project Award
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