Local Authorities in England can apply for a share of £7 million to make air quality improvements in their area and to meet their statutory duties under the Environment Act 1995.
The funding is being made available through the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Air Quality Grant which aims to help Local Authorities develop and implement measures to benefit schools, businesses and communities and reduce the impact of polluted air on people’s health.
The fund is split into 2 lots:
- Lot 1 – projects designed to reduce air pollutant exceedances especially in those areas that are projected to remain in exceedance of the UK’s legal targets
- Lot 2 – projects that will improve knowledge and information about air quality and steps individuals can take to reduce their exposure to air pollution and/or projects that include measures that deal with Particulate Matter
The closing date for applications is midday on the 8 October 2021.