£2 million available for local action on air quality


A new round of funding has opened to help local authorities improve air quality.

The Air Quality Grant scheme has so far awarded more than £64 million to communities, schools and businesses to improve air quality.  

It complements the wider UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations which includes investment in air quality and cleaner transport.  The plan is supporting the uptake of low emissions vehicles, and to encourage people to cycle and walk. 

Applicants in previous years have been awarded funding to test indoor air quality and the effectiveness of filter systems in schools.   Funding has also been provided to develop clean air village projects and to raise awareness of the environmental impact of domestic burning and the dangers of using harmful fuels.

This round of funding is available to local authorities.  Applications must be received by 14 October 2020.

The following link is to the full press release on the UK Government website.