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£13.25m up for grabs for sustainable transport solutions

Public, community and third sector organisations in Scotland can now apply for funding for sustainable and greener travel options under the third round of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund.

Falkirk Council has previously been awarded over half a million pounds of support to develop a new electric vehicle charging hub under the challenge fund

Delivered by the Energy Saving Trust on behalf of Transport Scotland, the third round of the challenge fund makes £13.25m of support available to help deliver innovative active travel and low carbon transport hubs.

The previous two rounds of the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund have seen just over £8.5m awarded for projects including the construction of an electric vehicle charging hub in Falkirk which uses renewable energy.

While match funding is required, for some applications, only a 20% funding contribution would be required to be eligible for Challenge Fund support.

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said: “This is therefore a fantastic opportunity for public, community and third sector organisations to bring forward their plans for sustainable transports solutions that encourage walking and cycling, promote the uptake of electric vehicles and provide further sustainable transport options across Scotland.”

The fund is now open with a deadline for applications of 25 October. Energy Saving Trust is also hosting a series of events to support organisations through the application process;  webinars and surgeries that will take place throughout August and September.

For more details and to register, click here.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.