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Fund title: Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA)

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants to support the roll-out of zero-emission buses in England

Application deadline:

21 May 2021 (fast-track process) 25 July 2021 (standard process)

Fund description:

The Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) 2021-2022 scheme has been launched, inviting ambitious proposals to support the roll-out of Zero Emission Buses (ZEBs). It is a place-based scheme that will allow areas, led by local transport authorities, working in close partnership with bus operators or as consortia with more stakeholders, to bid for funding to purchase ZEBs and the infrastructure needed to support them.

There is up to £120 million available in total. Funding will be allocated between a fast-track and a standard process:

  • Fast-track process – Up to £70 million
  • Standard process – Up to £50 million.

Local transport authorities in England, outside London, are eligible to apply.


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