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Round opens January 2013
Round closes 29 March 2013
(Please note that all projects need to be implemented before April 2015).
We are pleased to offer a second round of grants funded through Bristol's Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) as part of its Active Neighbourhoods Programme.
Grants are available from as little as £500 up to a maximum contribution of £100,000 and funding is limited. We would like to fund as many projects across the city as we can; so lower cost applications that demonstrate value for money are especially welcomed.
Sustainable travel is important for individuals, communities and the wider environment. On a personal level, it can help us take short journeys on foot or by bike, increasing our activity levels to benefit our health as well as saving us money. For communities it can increase the numbers of people out on the street, making the streets feels safer and encouraging use of local shops and facilities. On a wider level, sustainable travel travel aims to provide attractive options for young people, commuters and older people alike, as well as improving air and noise quality in our city.
Schemes need to be locally led and support the LSTF objectives by:
- Supporting and strengthening local economies (encouraging people to walk, cycle, or use public transport to travel to neighbourhood shops and services, rather than driving to other locations);
- Increasing physical activity to improve health, through greater use of walking and cycling for local journeys;
- Reducing unnecessary car trips and associated parking/pollution/congestion; and
- Increasing levels of physical activity.
Applications may be submitted by local resident groups, traders associations, voluntary and community groups, statutory organisations, or Neighbourhood Partnerships.
We are looking for bottom up, community led, projects, whereby project ideas come from local communities. We encourage applications that will address travel related issues within a particular local community, or a local shopping area, or by a particular group of people, with specific needs.
Grants recently awarded include:
- In Southmead, improvements to the cycle path and cycle storage at the Greenway Centre will take place;
- Lockleaze, Ashley, Easton, Lawrence Hill and St George will benefit from a "Silver Cycling" programme This will help older adults get back on their bikes and rediscover the joys of cycling in a safe safe and sociable way;
- Improvements to the Ashley Hill railway bridge crossing will be funded as an important route for children and adults on foot;
- Greater Bedminster will develop a pocket park and art installation on East Street, to make a popular walking route both direct and pleasant;
- Windmill Hill will pilot a cycle storage solution, by swopping four car park spaces for secure, bike pod, parking for 24 bicycles;
- Connaught Road School, in Knowle, is receiving funding to further develop their safer routes to school; and
- In Totterdown, cycle storage and park benches will be installed part way up the Wells Road, to encourage short journeys to local shops on foot and by bike.
Two Community Interest Companies have been funded to develop projects to benefit the whole city:
- Roll for the Soul will be opening the Bristol Community Bike Cafe in a central location; and
- Playing Out will be able to reach more communities with their after-school street play project.
Other ideas could include:
- Events to encourage people to be more active and use the car less;
- Local groups working together to address particular barriers to active travel issues in their area;
- Grants can support a one-off initiative, or be used as 'seed' money to pilot a longer-term project; and
- Installation of a handrail on a steep hill to aid walking for older people.
These are examples of initiatives that have been previously funded, or could potentially gain future funding. However, be orginal and creative with your own ideas. Think about the issues in your local area and what is needed to solve them.
The grant could also be used as a contribution towards more expensive schemes, if additional sources of money are available (for example a devolved neighbourhood transport grant, other national or local grant funding).
If you require advice or support with developing your idea, consulting locally or completing the form, please contact our Community Active Travel Officers:
Ben Bowskill - Community Active Travel Officer
Mobile 07768422700 Office 0117 903 6745
Mobile 07768421602 Office 0117 903 6745
If you require any further information about the grants or application process, please contact Janine McCretton on 0117 903 6745, Gill Calloway on 0117 903 6707 email Janine email@example.com or Gill.firstname.lastname@example.org
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