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.
Councils across the country have won nearly £21 million of funding from the government to promote green forms of transport. The announcement of winning bids was made on Tuesday 24 May 2016.
This guide from Public Health England (published 16 May 2016) suggests a range of practical action for local authorities, from overall policy to practical implementation. It highlights the importance of community involvement and sets out steps for transport and public health practitioners.