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Other Funding for School Travel Plan Measures

  • Hampshire County Council's Sustainable and Healthy Access Routes Programme
  • Local Education Authority - funding for specific improvements such as cycle racks, traffic-free entrenches and additional locker space.
  • Local Health Authority
  • Local Employers - have been known to provide cycle stands, reflective jackets, school road signs and competition prizes.
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  • Big Lottery Fund set up to fund health, education and environment projects with National Lottery money. http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/  email; general.enquiries@biglotteryfund.org.uk Tel 0845 4 10 20 30

  • The Single Regeneration Budget - could fund safer routes schemes in areas of low income and high unemployment.
  • Safe and Sound Challenge - A free information pack is available The scheme includes pedestrian training, cycle training, walking buses, cycle parking etc. www.doh.gov.uk/safetrav Judi Patton, Brewer Blackler Ltd., Boston House, The Little Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1QH.
  • Cycle Schemes -  A free guide to resources for developing cycling infrastructure. Bicycle Association, Starley House, Eaton Road, Coventry, CV1 2FH. 024 7655 3838.
  • School Fund Raising - Finding new resources for schools legal & financial implications, published a Directory of Social Change DSC Books, 24 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2DP. 0171 209 5151 or 020 7209 5151.
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  • Countryside Agency - money available for Parish Councils (1) Parish Transport Grant - small scale i.e. car share schemes (2) Rural Transport Partnership www.countryside.gov.uk/vitalvillages  Application packs available on 0870 333 0170.
  • Environment and Energy Efficiency - offer free advice to help save money www.energy-efficiency.gov.uk email help@actionenergy.gov.uk 0800 585794.
  • RAC Grass Routes Challenge - for secondary and sixth-form pupils for funding annual competitions run by the RAC www.rac.co.uk RAC Grass Routes Challenge, 1-2 Rosslyn Crescent, Harrow HA1 2SB.
  • Kia Cars  - Free tabards for walking buses. www.walkingbus.org
  • Awards for All - awards 'grants of between £300 and £10,000 for people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.' www.awardsforall.org.uk/england/index.html

Other places to try for funding;

Sports Council (Yorkshire) 0113 243 6443

Countryside Agency (Yorkshire & Humberside) 2nd Floor, Victoria Wharf Embankment IV, Sovereign Street, Leeds LS1 4BA 0113 246 9222

Arts Council of England 14 Great Peter Street, London SW1P 3NQ 0171 312 0123

Private Finance Initiative (Transport) Dept. of Transport 5th Floor Zone 31, 76 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DR 0171 271 5894

English Partnership 3 The Parks, Lodge Lane, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 0JQ 0194 229 6900

Sustrans 35 King Street, Bristol BS1 4DZ 0117 926 8893 www.sustrans.org.uk

TransportAction Power Shift - is a grant scheme from the Energy Saving Trust that helps purchase new clean fuel vehicles or conversion of vehicles up to one year old, e.g. school mini-bus. www.powershift.org.uk