Plymotion grants up for grabs

Plymouth City Council is offering grants to help local businesses provide green travel facilities and initiatives for their staff. 

Match-funding grants of up to £5,000 are being made available through the Council’s Plymotion at Your Workplace programme to help businesses encourage staff to leave their cars at home and travel to work by foot, by bus or by bike.

The grants could be used to provide various facilities like improved cycle storage, lockers or staff bikes or initiatives such as car share schemes or subsidised bus passes.

Applications will be accepted from Friday 2 January to Friday 30 January and will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Successful bid proposals must be delivered and invoiced by the end of March 2015 so the advice is to apply early.

Councillor Mark Coker, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “These grants are a great way to help businesses make a positive change and encourage their staff to use greener, cheaper ways of getting to and from work.

“By offering funding support like this we can work in partnership with businesses across the city to reduce congestion, tackle pollution and promote more active lifestyles.”

For more information about the scheme and how to apply visit our Plymotion at Your Workplace grants page or call 668000.