£2m funding as part of the Air Quality Grant has been made available to local authorities looking to reduce air pollution.
Jane Imrie

Boost for UK greentechs with new multi-million pound government funding

Environmentally-focused businesses across the country may be set to benefit from the latest round of a government funding scheme.

£2m funding as part of the Air Quality Grant has been made available to local authorities looking to reduce air pollution.

Projects to tackle PM2.5 are particularly welcomed by Defra, as well as projects that develop long-term solutions to increase awareness and encourage behaviour change.

Environment Minister Rebecca Pow commented: “Air pollution, and in particular PM2.5, carries enormous risks to human health which is why we are continuing to provide funding to local authorities to help them take action.

“This is part of delivering on the ambition in our world-leading Clean Air Strategy to halve the harm to human health from air pollution by 2030.

“We know that Local Authorities are in the best position to address the issues they face in their areas and we look forward to receiving ideas for ways to reduce emissions and promote cleaner, greener alternatives.”

Transport Minister Rachel Maclean added: “I’m delighted to see the launch of the next round of funding for councils in towns and cities across the country to help reduce transport emissions and improve air quality for our local communities.

“From schools, to local businesses and households, it’s vital that we support a diverse range of projects to create cleaner, greener and healthier places to live.”

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