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Fund title: Air Quality Grants

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants for local authorities to support on measures to improve air quality

Application deadline:

8 October 2021

Fund description:

Defra’s Air Quality Grant Scheme provides funding to eligible local authorities to help improve air quality. Projects must specifically contribute to reductions in air pollutant emissions and/or concentrations.

The scheme helps local authorities to make air quality improvements and to meet their statutory duties under the Environment Act 1995.

Local authorities in England can now apply for the Air Quality Grant Scheme 2021 to 2022.

For this round, the scheme is inviting applications through two Lots:

  • Lot 1 – projects designed to reduce air pollutant exceedances especially in those areas that are projected to exceed the UK’s legal targets
  • Lot 2 – projects that will improve knowledge and information about air quality and steps individuals can take to reduce their exposure to air pollution and/or projects that include measures that deal with Particulate Matter

Most grants are in the range of £50,000 to £150,000.

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