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Grants Open to Boost Sustainable Travel Across Tameside

Press Release: 13/01/2022

 
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BUSINESSES and organisations across Tameside and Greater Manchester are being encouraged to apply for funds to encourage and enable active travel for staff, customers and visitors.

Following an initial launch last year, nearly 50 small businesses and organisations across Greater Manchester, including schools, GP surgeries and housing associations, have benefited from the funding through grants totalling £265,000.

The second tranche of funding is now open and businesses and organisations in the city-region are being encouraged to apply. The package is made up of two pots: Business Support Grants for Active Travel Facilities and Cycle Parking Grants.

Any Tameside businesses needing additional support in completing their grants are welcome to email marie.hare@tameside.gov.uk

Cycle Parking Grants is a £370,000 fund to help provide public cycle parking for small businesses and organisations, the NHS, housing associations and schools. Grants of up to £10,000 per application are available. For full details visit https://activetravel.tfgm.com

Business Support Grants for Active Travel Facilities comprises a £140,000 pot to help employers to provide things such as cycle parking, pool bikes and changing or storage solutions which enable staff to adopt active travel modes such as walking, running and cycling, for their journeys to and from work. Grants of up to £10,000 per application are available for workplaces with fewer than 250 staff on site.

You can find more information at https://tfgmbusinesstravel.exhibition.app an interactive online portal offering advice and resources to support business and employers in travel planning and options for encouraging and embedding sustainable transport.

The application deadline in each case is Monday, 31 January, at 5pm.

Cllr Warren Bray, Tameside Council’s executive member for transport and connectivity, said: “By encouraging the provision of more sustainable travel options we hope additional local businesses will be able to offer active travel solutions.”

Because of the pandemic, the number of people cycling has increased and by taking advantage of these grants, businesses and organisations across Tameside can help to sustain and enable that behaviour change and enjoy real benefits themselves.

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