Travel Plan Grant Scheme

A new match funding scheme that encourages local businesses to invest in sustainable travel projects is now available.

In order to support local businesses to consider a more sustainable way of running their organisations and travelling across the county, Suffolk County Council is offering grants through a Travel Plan Grant Scheme.

The grant scheme will provide local organisations with up to 50% match funding towards the cost and installation of initiatives to support healthier and greener travel in the workplace. A change of as little as 1% to sustainable transport would have a long term positive effect on traffic congestion.

Previously only available to small and medium enterprises, the grant scheme has now been widened to include all businesses across Suffolk as a result of funding secured via the Local Transport Plan budget

Grants of up to £1,000 will be awarded and businesses can apply for a grant for more than one project at a time within their organisation. To apply for a grant fill in and return the application form below.

Once an application form has been submitted, businesses will be invited to put together a plan outlining how their initiative will work. No initiative or idea is too small – previous grants have included the installation of showers, the provision of bike storage or remote working equipment.

The grants will allow businesses to undertake a range of activities within the workplace, previous ventures funded include:

  • installation of showers for cyclists & runners
  • creating of secure storage for bicycles
  • providing confidence training for employees wanting to start cycling
  • improving access to workplaces for cycles & pedestrians
  • purchasing pool bikes to cut down on short car journeys during the day

To download an application form please click here