The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has announced that Local Authorities can apply the latest round of funding to help local authorities improve air quality across England.
Since it was established, the Air Quality Grant scheme has awarded more than £61 million to a variety of projects, benefitting schools, businesses and residents, reducing the impact on people’s health and creating cleaner and healthier environments.
Local authorities are encouraged to bid for a portion of at least £2 million of central government support for a wide range of projects to improve air quality.
Applicants in previous years have been awarded funding to install electric vehicle charging points, improve cycling infrastructure and develop local online air quality resources.
Priority will be given to local authorities where Defra’s national air quality assessment identified and/or projected an exceedance. Priority will also be given to local authorities that have one or more Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs).
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