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Workplace Travel Grant

We are now welcoming 2024 Applications! You can apply to the Workplace Travel Grant by completing the application form.  Please note: the deadline for 2024 applications is 31st July 2024.

We are offering organisations and businesses in Cornwall the opportunity to apply for funding. This funding is to help workplaces expand travel choices and reduce car use.

Match funding of up to 75% is being offered however, those applications that offer a higher level of match will be viewed more favourably. The grant can be for facilities and equipment such as (but not limited to):

  • cycle parking shelters
  • car share parking spaces
  • pool bikes

The Workplace Travel Grant has teamed up with the Active Travel Social Prescribing Fund. This means that there is additional funding available to support projects in Social Prescribing areas:

  • Bodmin
  • St Austell and the China Clay area
  • Penzance (including Newlyn, Heamoor and Gulval)

Please note this does not mean that the grant is only available for social prescribing areas. We welcome applications from all areas of Cornwall. 

What the grant can be spent on.
(List is not exhaustive)
What can not be funded using the grant.
(List is not exhaustive)
  • Pool bike to be used for workplace trips only
  • Showering or changing areas facilities such as showers, lockers, cubicles or drying racks
  • Workplace real-time public transport display screens
  • Remodelling car park layout such as marked parking spaces, pedestrian routes and and signage
  • Dedicated car sharing parking spaces
  • Bikes to be used for commuting 
  • Re-claimable VAT
  • Office furniture
  • A repeat project or activity from the same workplace
  • Electrical charging points
  • Revenue purchases (such as Bikeability)
  • Facilities/ measuring required as part of a planning obligation
  • Ongoing maintenance and running costs of pre-exiting activities i.e. rent, electricity etc. 
  • Employee salaries


*A fixed financial offer will apply to applications that include the purchase of e-bikes. This includes a maximum grant funding contribution of £1,000 per bike. (Unless agreed by acceptation, such as e-cargo bikes).

The following resources will help with your application. If you are applying only for cycling parking facilities, please use the cycle parking guidance and application form.

Workplace Travel Grant Guidance

Supporting Documents

An application is more likely to be successful if you show that it:

  • Fits in clearly with your business/organisational sustainability objectives
  • Increases the benefit to as many staff and visitors as possible
  • Community benefit
  • Has a higher match fund
  • Links to your organisations personnel, health, wellbeing and environmental policies
  • Includes at least one quotes

Projects which the grant has helped to fund last year:

Community e-cargo bike

Community e-cargo Bike

Cycle Shelter1
Cycle Shelter

Sheltered Cycle Parking2
Sheltered Cycle Parking

Need more Information

If you have any questions about the programme please email us:

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  • lawfully,
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  • assist us with reviewing your application;
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  • within 2 years (plus current year) if you have been unsuccessful, or
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