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Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund

Transport Scotland’s Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund closed for Round 3 applications on 25 October 2019 and on 10 September 2020, successful applications were announced. Energy Saving Trust administers the fund on behalf of Transport Scotland. 

Public, community and third sector organisations were invited to apply for funding under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020 Programme to facilitate the delivery of active travel and low carbon transport hubs, as well as paths. Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, announced on 10 September 2020 that ten organisations will be awarded funding.

For Round 3, £2.48 million ERDF funds were made available for projects from the Highlands and Islands (H&I) area and £5.95 million of ERDF was available for projects from the Lowlands and Uplands (LUPS) area of Scotland. Transport Scotland also made available a limited budget to support a proportion of the match funding requirements of projects.

A total of £9,462,015.44 was awarded to successful projects in round 3. Our list of funding awards provides further details on all awarded projects in round 3.

View details of all awarded projects, including those awarded in rounds 1 and 2.

Our map of successful projects shows the location of awarded funds from all three rounds.

All projects should be completed by September 2022.

Launched projects

Read on to see which projects were realised with support from European Regional Development Funds under the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund.

 

Guidance documents and templates - Round 3

Application process

1. LCTT Challenge Fund Expression of Interest Form - Round 3
2. LCTT Challenge Fund - Application Form - Round 3 (email LCTT@est.org.uk with an Expression of Interest and you will receive an application form in return)
3. LCTT Challenge Fund - Notes for Applicants - Round 3
4. LCTT Challenge Fund - Guidance for Applicants - Round 3 

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Some projects may include construction, upgrading or bringing back into use paths or path networks. For more information about this please read Transport Scotland’s Paths Guidance. Some projects may include the provision of electric vehicle charge points.

Read this guidance for more information on how these relate to the ChargePlace Scotland Network.

 

Assessment Process

5. LCTT Challenge Fund – Assessment Process – Round 3

 

Guidance for Grantees

6. LCTT Challenge Fund - Audit and compliance guidance - Round 3

7. LCTT Challenge Fund - Communications and Publicity Guidance - Round 3

7a. LCTT Challenge Fund - Communications plan template

8. LCTT Challenge Fund - Claims Process and Reporting Requirements - Round 3

8a. LCTT Challenge Fund - Claim Form - Round 3

8b. LCTT Challenge Fund - Quarterly Reporting Template - Round 3

8c. LCTT Challenge Fund - Monthly Reporting Template - Round 3

8d. LCTT Challenge Fund - Change Request Form - Round 3

8e. LCTT Challenge Fund - Statement of compliance

9. LCCT Challenge Fund - Evaluation Guidance - Round 3

Guidance documents and templates - Round 1

Application process

Read our FAQs.

Some projects may include construction, upgrading or bringing back into use paths or path networks. For more information about this please read Transport Scotland’s Paths Guidance.

Assessment process

Eligible applications underwent a full assessment and were scored against nine project impact criteria. These scores were then presented to an Assessment Panel for their consideration. For more detail on the assessment process see the following document:

Guidance for grantees

 

European Structural and Investment FundsTransport Scotland

 

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Background and strategic aims of the LCTT Fund

Get more information on the funding Transport Scotland has been awarded under the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 programme.

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Previous funding awards

14 projects were awarded funding under Round 1 and 2 of the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund.

Project descriptions

Contact us

For any questions about the LCTT Challenge Fund please email the Energy Saving Trust LCTT Challenge Fund project team or call us on 0131 555 8691.

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