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Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund

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Transport Scotland’s Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund is now open for Round 3 applications.  Energy Saving Trust administers the fund on behalf of Transport Scotland. 

Public, community and third sector organisations can apply for funding under the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 Programme to facilitate the delivery of active travel and low carbon transport hubs, as well as paths.

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

 

Transport Scotland has made the following changes to the criteria for the third funding call:

  • The total eligible projects costs maximum threshold has been removed for the third round of funding. Transport Scotland’s match funding support, however, is only applicable to eligible project costs up to £2m, regardless if the total project costs are higher. Therefore, Transport Scotland’s match funding support enables organisations, with projects not exceeding £2M, to bid for up to 80% (in H&I) or 70% (in LUPS) of the maximum project value stated above. For projects that exceed £2m, only ERDF contribution of up to 70% in H&I and 40% in LUPS will be available for the proportion of projects costs over £2m, without Transport Scotland contributing any further funding.
  • Projects must be completed by September 2022.

Please note the deadline for all applications is Friday 25 October 2019, 4 pm. 

 

Past webinars

Two web-based seminars about the application process, key requirements and criteria were held on 12 and 15 August. You can now download a copy of the presentation and the recording of the webinar is available here.

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

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

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.

 

European Structural and Investment FundsTransport Scotland

 

Further support for you and your project

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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