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NPA grants for going car free
BUSINESSES or projects which aim to tempt people out of their cars could be in line for a grant of up to £15,000 from the New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA).
The Sustainable Transport Solutions Fund has been launched to support initiatives which encourage users of the National Park to make the switch to sustainable transport choices.
The National Park Authority says going car-free makes sense for visitors, residents and the Forest itself.
Grants can help with a range of sustainable transport projects that:
* improve cycle facilities at transport hubs and attractions
* provide guided walking and cycling experiences;
* encourage more cycling and walking for local journeys
* provide electric vehicle (car/cycle) charging points and hire initiatives.
Other projects that meet the criteria of the Fund will be considered.
Andy Brennan, sustainable development officer at the NFNPA, said: “The New Forest National Park is a unique landscape and, by making small changes, we can help protect it for future generations.
“This grant is part of a £3.8 million Local Sustainable Transport Fund initiative for the South Downs and New Forest national parks. It will bring in a range of measures to encourage people to explore the national parks in environmentally- friendly ways.”
If you are interested in applying to the fund, check out the National Park Authority website at newforestnpa.gov.uk for more details. For further information email STSF@newforestnpa.gov.uk or call 01590 646676.