Up to £10,000 for projects to boost ‘sustainable transport’

Island groups are being invited to bid for grants of up to £10,000 for projects to boost ‘sustainable transport’.

They are being asked to come up with creative and ground-breaking ideas to get people actively involved in “clean, green and healthy travel”.

The funding is from the Isle of Wight Council as part of its Sustainable Transport Access Fund from the government.

“Once again, the council is inviting Island groups, businesses and organisations to come forward for the chance of competitively winning grants that could see their dream sustainable transport projects turn into reality,” said Councillor Ian Ward, Cabinet member for public transport.

“We are looking for really exciting projects to fund that will keep the Island as a top location for sustainable travel, whether that’s walking, cycling or others forms of transport that reduce our reliance on the car.”

Last year grants went towards schemes including a digital guide promoting ‘slow travel’; a consumer facing online journey planner; and a new cycle hire hub Shanklin Esplanade.

Applications this year must be sent in by 3 March 2019. To apply, please email: sports.unit@iow.gov.uk. Further details can be found at www.iwight.com/sportsunit