Today we announced our award of £10.7 million in funding to local authorities in England to help them tackle air pollution in their areas.
Across 44 different projects, we are helping local authorities to improve air quality in their local communities to benefit schools, businesses and residential areas and reduce the impact of air pollution on public health.
The Air Quality Grants have been running since 1997 and since 2010, we have awarded nearly £53 million in funding.
This year’s grant has prioritised three areas:
Schemes across England being funded include air quality education programmes for healthcare workers; traffic management schemes to reduce congestion and emissions; the funding of an e-cargo bike scheme for businesses to reduce their reliance on more polluting vehicles; and the implementation of a river freight scheme in London.
The Air Quality Grant scheme will reopen for new applications in Summer 2023.
Value Funded (£)
Bedford Borough Council
Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole Council
Lancaster City Council Air Quality
Lincolnshire County Council (In partnership with councils for City of Lincoln, South Kesteven District, North Kesteven District, Boston Borough, East Lindsey District, West Lindsey District, and South Holland District).
London Borough of Havering
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
Medway Council- Environmental Protection Team
(In partnership with Warrington Borough Council)
Tunbridge Wells Council
(In partnership with councils for Ashford Borough, Canterbury City,
Dartford Borough, Dover District, Folkestone & Hythe District, Gravesham Borough, Kent County, Maidstone Borough, Medway, Sevenoaks District, Swale Borough Council, Thanet District, Tonbridge and Malling Borough)
(In partnership with councils for Birmingham City, Coventry City, Dudley Metropolitan Borough, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough, Solihull Metropolitan Borough, Walsall Metropolitan Borough and the City of Wolverhampton)
(In partnership with councils for Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds City, and Wakefield)
Westminster City Council
(Delivered through Cross River Partnership, in partnership with City of London Corporation, London Boroughs of Ealing, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea)
Wokingham Borough Council
Worcestershire Regulatory Services
(On behalf of councils for Worcester City, Wyre Forest District, Wychavon District, Malvern Hills District, Bromsgrove District, and Redditch Borough)