Nestrans launch Community Sustainable Travel Grant Scheme

Lucy Johnston2021, News

Community groups, charities and social enterprises that wish to develop sustainable travel projects are being encouraged to apply for new funding.

Regional Transport Partnership, Nestrans, has launched a new Community Sustainable Travel Grant. The scheme makes funding available for projects across the North East that support or encourage active and sustainable travel.

Groups can apply for up to 100% of the funding needed for a range of projects; from community groups who wish to improve local paths or install bike parking, to charities that wish to buy electric/cargo bikes or fund a travel plan.

Nestrans has been running an existing sustainable travel grant, aimed at businesses, since 2004. This new version of the grant makes the funding more accessible to organisations that would struggle to supply the match funding required under the original scheme.

Nestrans Chair, Councillor Sandra Macdonald, said, “There is a real desire from local groups and social enterprises to carry out sustainable travel projects in their communities. I am delighted that we are able to help fund some of these through this new grant scheme. I look forward to seeing the exciting initiatives and projects that come forward.”

For full guidance and to apply to the Community Sustainable Travel Grant Scheme, please visit

For any questions or to discuss an application, please contact the Nestrans team via email at