Sustainable Routes is an European funded grant scheme that assists businesses to reduce the cost of travel and lower their environmental footprint. Funding is provided through the European Regional Development Fund. It’s a fact that by making clever travel decisions businesses can save money, improve profitability and become more efficient. The project has 3 main goals:
You must have been trading for at least a year to qualify for the grant.
Other than general details about your business (address and contact details, staff numbers and turnover) we will need information about business mileage, time spent travelling, average salaries, staff turnover and details of any sustainable transport facilities you already use.
You can claim your grant as soon as you have finished your project. We aim to process claims and send out payment within 15 working days.
This is a team within your Local Authority who are responsible for a wide range of transport issues. This includes working with businesses to help them review and implement staff travel plans relating to getting to and from work.
This is the initial step in reviewing how staff get to and from work and will help businesses to identify what action they or their staff can take to reduce the cost and impact of commuting.
Yes if you can show that the vehicle is owned by the company.
Unfortunately we are unable to fund laptop accessories as these will not reduce CO2 directly. Office consumables, office furniture and maintenance and insurance contracts are not eligible for grant aid.
No these do not contribute to CO2 reduction.
We want to see a robust business case if you want to buy portable technology. Whilst the latest hardware may be the coolest fashion accessory around, if the business case doesn’t stack up, we won’t be supporting it with public money. We would ask you to consider other less expensive but equally appropriate solutions for your business.
Ngage Solutions Ltd is a not-for-profit company based in Buckinghamshire that designs and delivers programmes to support businesses, individuals and communities. Every year we provide practical solutions to real needs. To date, Ngage has leveraged £20 million of funding to invest in business support services and £4 million of grants for our local economy. To find out more about Ngage please visit www.ngagesolutions.co.uk
If your business is not VAT registered you can claim back VAT. However if your business is VAT registered you will not be able to claim for VAT.
Ngage Solutions Ltd has implemented security procedures and technology in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 27001 information security standard.
Ngage Solutions Ltd which is managing the Sustainable Routes project for DCLG (The Department for Communities and Local Government) will have access to your information/data and will only share it with our partners who are directly involved with this project.
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has been established to reduce the gap between the levels of development of various regions in the EU, and the extent to which the least-favoured regions and islands (including rural areas) are lagging behind. You can find out more about the ERDF by visiting http://www.communities.gov.uk/regeneration/regenerationfunding/europeanregionaldevelopment/
The maximum grant that can be received is £1,000. The grant rate is 50% so to recieve the full grant the total project cost must be £2,000 or more.
Grants will only be approved for activities that will have a significant impact on CO2 .
Grants will be paid only on the supply of receipted invoice(s) and/or bank statements.
Payment will be made within 15 working days of receiving the approval of the claim.
A condition of accepting the grant is that you will take part in a 6 month follow up questionnaire.
A business can only receive one grant.
You have 90 days within which to claim your grant once your grant application has been approved
A condition of receiving the Sustainable Routes grant is that you agree to take part in a staff travel survey with your Local Authority. The travel survey is usually carried out online and can benefit your staff by offering quicker, easier travel choices.
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