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Sustainable travel grants

15 Nov 2013 - 09:44 by michelle.foster

Travel Choices is offering grants to businesses for schemes which encourage employees to make sustainable travel choices.

Whether you want to build bike storage facilities at your premises so staff can cycle to work, put in an electric vehicle charging point or run an event to promote sustainable travel to staff, you can apply for up to £10,000 to make it happen.

Application process
• Join the Business Travel Network: www.tfgm.com/travelchoices/Pages/business-signup.html  
• Tick the option for information on grants
• One of the Travel Choices team will come back to you to begin your application

Here’s what a Sustainable Travel Grant could fund for your business:

Capital schemes
• Cycling/walking facilities e.g. showers, changing facilities, drying room
• Pool bikes
• CCTV/improved security for cycle storage
• Electric car charging points
• Car park alterations for designated car sharing spaces
• On site modifications to improve access to walking and cycling routes

Revenue schemes
• Internal communications promoting sustainable travel
• A reward or incentive scheme for sustainable travellers
• Events to raise awareness of sustainable travel choices amongst employees
• Public transport taster tickets
• Seed funding for a shuttle bus service/ contribution towards subsidised bus route
• Corporate car club membership
• Specialist sustainable transport advice

For more information, visit: www.tfgm.com/travelchoices/Pages/business-grants.html  

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