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Could your company get a grant to encourage healthier travel?

by Gemma Melling

Businesses and organisations across Knowsley can now apply for grants to help their workforce to travel to work in a greener and healthier way.

The grants, funded from the Liverpool City Region Growth Deal Funding, will help businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and support economic growth in the city region.

How can the grants be used?

  • To buy pool bikes or cycling equipment
  • To promote cycling or walking initiatives
  • Trial travel passes for your staff
  • Car park marking for car share spaces
  • Dr Bike or Cycle Roadshows
  • Pedometer leagues
  • Other innovative schemes of your own

How much is available?

Businesses or organisations with less than 10 employees can apply for up to £500. If you have 10 to 100 staff you can apply for £1000 and if you have more than 100 staff you can apply for £2,500.

How do I apply?

For more information or an application pack contact Dave Peters at Wirral Council on 0151 606 2568 or email bts@wirral.gov.uk

What is the deadline?

All applications must be submitted before Sunday 8 May.

Essential criteria for applications

Businesses must be located within Regional Growth Zones (you will be advised on this when you apply) and must be registered to the Merseyside wide ‘Employers Network’. It’s FREE to join this network, all you need to do is email EmployersNetwork@merseytravel.gov and provide your name, company name and address and a contact number.

 Liverpool City Region Growth Deal Funding

The project is receiving £50,000 of funding from the Growth Deal. In March 2014 the Liverpool City Region LEP secured a total of £232m of Local Growth Fund from the Growth Plan that was submitted to Government. This Plan outlined an ambitious vision of unlocking the region’s potential with the long term goal of achieving economic growth and job creation.