BID FOR SEWTA TRAVEL PROJECTS FUNDING NOW
It is time again for organisations looking to develop sustainable travel projects to apply for a cash boost from regional transport consortium Sewta.
Sewta (the South East Wales Transport Alliance) who co-ordinate transport strategy, plans and programmes for the 10 local councils of South East Wales stretching from Bridgend to Monmouthshire, has set aside £100,000 from this year’s regional transport capital programme to support sustainable travel initiatives.
The grant scheme, now in its third successful year, can be used to support any measure that will cut the number of staff driving to work alone, or improve access to sustainable transport.
Last year £190,000 was handed out to organisations to provide facilities such as cycle stands, pool bikes and car share spaces.
More than 40 schemes have already been funded through the programme and successful organisations have included Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Caerphilly Council, Coleg Gwent, International Rectifier and PHS.
Applications are now invited for the latest round of funding from organisations that employ more than 50 people full-time and are located within South East Wales. The maximum grant available is £10,000 and applications must be made through gettravelwise.com, the travel planning division of Sewta.
Organisations must have a travel plan, and must be able to provide evidence that the scheme will help cut car use and cut carbon emissions.
The target date for completed application forms, which are available from www.gettravelwise.com, is July 13th.
Free support and advice on how to develop a travel plan and encourage sustainable travel is also available via www.gettravelwise.com
Sewta is the alliance of local authorities charged with developing transport policy and delivering transport projects on behalf of the 10 local authorities in South East Wales and their partners, both in the transport industry and in organisations representing passengers’ interests.
Sewta’s membership includes the local authorities of Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen and the Vale of Glamorgan. Partners are the Confederation of Passenger Transport, Arriva Trains Wales, First Great Western, Network Rail, Bus Users UK, Passenger Focus and Sustrans. Sewta works closely with the Welsh Government.
For further information contact:
Peter Curtis Giraffe pr: Mobiles 0780 1790640 0758 5226025