The Department for Transport has published its ‘What Works’ report following the LSTF Programme (2011-2015). The report offers insights from local authority practitioners on (1) what was successful, (2) what challenges were encountered along the way and how these were overcome, and (3) lessons for the effective delivery of these types of project in the future.
The Department for Transport announced its selection of recipients for Access Fund and related grants on 26 January. Congratulations to those who were successful. For those who were unsuccessful this time, Act TravelWise has resources available that may help improve your proposals for the next opportunity. Act TravelWise would also like to play a role in e.g. fostering communication and co-ordination at the regional level among project managers of Access Fund projects, and with training for those new to running this type of project. A special three-year discounted membership arrangement has been set up for Access Fund recipients who are not already Act TravelWise members.
The Government offers grants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles via the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). In addition to the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) for domestic properties, the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge-points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations. The scheme will open to applications from workplaces from 21 November 2016.
On 5 July, the long-awaited DfT Access Fund for sustainable travel bidding opportunity was announced, with an application deadline of 9 September 2016. You will find all the details on the following web page:
If you are an Act TravelWise member, please contact Randall Ghent (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're interested in getting training and support with your bid.