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UK Transport Scheme Funding Opportunities

Friday, 28 October, 2022
UK Government Funding Opportunity for Transport Infrastructure and programmes

This resource presents funding opportunities and grants from the UK Government available to Local Authorities for transportation planning and infrastructure schemes. Key investment areas include:

  • Active Travel and Modal Shift projects
  • Road Safety programmes
  • Congestion reduction and traffic flow optimisation projects
  • Low traffic neighbourhoods, school streets and other interventions
  • Air Quality improvement schemes
  • Regeneration and renovation projects
  • Traffic signal control optimisation

Active Travel Funding (England)

The largest funding allocation for Active Travel schemes for local authorities in England in 3 tranches, with a 4th round coming up in 2023.
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Levelling Up Fund (England)

The Levelling Up Fund is in its second round and it’s aimed at investing in infrastructure to improve lives by giving people pride in their local communities, bringing more places across the UK closer to opportunity, and to deliver against the diverse needs of all places and communities across the UK.
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Learn more about how our traffic and scheme monitoring data insights is helping local authorities with their Levelling Up projects here.

City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements CRSTS (England)

A levelling up funding aimed at improving the quality of local transport networks, particularly public transport, in 8 large metropolitan areas in England – West Midlands, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, the North East, Tees Valley, West Yorkshire, Sheffield City Region, and the West of England around Bristol and Bath. Find out more

If your council have received funding through the CRSTS, get in touch with our team and let us help your projects with a bespoke monitoring strategy.

Bus Recovery Fund – £130 Million (England)

Buses across England will benefit from up to £130 million of government support, ensuring services keep running and millions of passengers can continue using affordable transport. The government is also investing £3 billion in bus services by 2025, including over £1 billion to improve fares, services and infrastructure, and a further £525 million for zero emission buses.
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Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure BICI – (UK & International)

Led in partnership with the Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI), The Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI) is a competitive grant program that will foster catalytic change in city cycling infrastructure around the world. Ambitious cycling infrastructure projects can receive grants of $400k USD to $1M USD.
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Road Safety Trust Small Grants Programme (UK)

The main aim of the Small Grants Programme is to improve road safety at a local level. The maximum project length under this grant programme is 24 months. In 2022, the minimum amount was £10,000 and the maximum was £30,000 over two years in total.
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Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (Scotland)

A programme aimed at supporting local authorities in Scotland to encourage more active and sustainable travel choices – less car use and more journeys by foot, bicycle, public transport and car share. It’s on its 7th year of funding with £5million allocated to local authorities in 2022.
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Places for Everyone (Scotland)

Funded by Transport Scotland and run by Sustrans Scotland, this programme provides advice, support and funding for the creation of infrastructure that makes it easier for people to walk, wheel and cycle for everyday journeys.
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Previous Funding Opportunities that may come back and worth keeping an eye on.

Air Quality Grant Scheme

(applications closed in late 2022)

Defra’s air quality grant scheme provides funding to eligible local authorities to help improve air quality, with more than £81million in funding given since it started in1997.
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Transforming Cities Funding

(applications closed in 2018)
Aimed to improve productivity by investing in public and sustainable transport infrastructure in English cities. 
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Future High Streets Fund

(closed)
The aim of the Future High Streets Fund is to renew and reshape town centres and high streets in a way that drives growth, improves experience and ensures future sustainability. 
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Monitoring and evaluation of schemes are a mandatory aspect of successful funding applications. VivaCity can help you with application and with a winning monitoring strategy for your projects.

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