Grants available to promote sustainable travel

A cycle path sign with a bike shadow across it

Grants are still available to help businesses and organisations in North Somerset encourage their employees to leave the car at home and travel sustainably.

Businesses based in North Somerset can apply for a contribution of up to £3,000 towards schemes which make it easier for their staff, students or visitors to make more sustainable journeys.

Grants are 50:50 match-funded and can be used to improve cycling, walking, car sharing.

Schemes are funded by the Department for Transport’s Access Fund for Sustainable Travel and last year 17 applications were approved. These helped pay for shower facilities, cycle shelters, pool bikes, a scoot/cycle/running track and a permanent outdoor cycle repair station.

Applications can be made until Monday 16 September. Download an application form from travelwest.info/businesses/north-somerset

For more information or to discuss your ideas email ruby.tobin@n-somerset.gov.uk