Business Sustainable Travel Grants for Waterwells & Kingsway area of Gloucester

As part of Gloucestershire County Council’s Thinktravel campaign, which is funded by our successful Sustainable Travel Transition Year funding award from the Department for Transport (DfT) and through local developer contributions, we are offering a further round of sustainable travel grants to businesses in the Waterwells and Kingsway area of Gloucester.

The grants are to help businesses to encourage their employees to travel more sustainably, whether this is by public transport, walking, cycling, car sharing or electric vehicle use.

The maximum award available is £2,500 per successful application and is available for spending on capital or revenue related projects. This could be anything from cycle parking stands, lockers, showers, an electric vehicle charging point, a travel choice promotion stand, or setting up a car share scheme. The grant will cover the cost of materials. Installation costs will be met by the applicant business. The closing date for application is 31/01/17. Successful bidders will be announced by 03/02/17. All projects awarded funding must be delivered by 31/03/17.

Your business is entitled to apply for a grant if:

  •  it is located within the Waterwells and Kingsway area in which the developer contribution funding is available (please refer to Section 2);
  •  the grant is used to support a suitable project that meets the criteria set out in this guidance (please refer to Sections 3 and 4);
  •  you are willing to deliver additional initiatives (‘match commitments’) that support sustainable travel by your employees and which complement the proposed project (please refer to Section 7); and
  •  you are willing to provide simple monitoring data and photographic evidence of the completed project (please refer to Section 7).
  •  you are willing to cross promote the Thinktravel website/brand and travel survey to your employees/customers

We also welcome joint applications where two or more businesses will benefit from a project. Please complete a single application form and include the names and addresses of all applicants.

Business Sustainable Travel Grant Guidance

Application Form for Business Sustainable Travel Grant

Think ride Cycling gives easy access to town centres & freedom to travel Think walk Feel the health benefits & enjoyment of regular walking Think train Free up your journey time & save on fuel and parking costs Think bus Avoid the jams & parking hassle with your direct route into town Think share Car sharing can cut your travel costs by a minimum of 50% Think electric Fully electric or hybrid cars are well suited to commuting & local trips