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Local Government Support Programme

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The Local Government Support Programme offers fully funded support to help local authorities develop and deliver mobility strategies and programmes that will help to improve local air quality and increase the adoption of ultra-low emission vehicles.

Many local authorities are not sure where to begin with their mobility plans or lack an in-depth understanding of the ultra-low emission vehicle industry to be able to make the links between multiple initiatives or strategies. The Local Government Support Programme provides this support by providing five dedicated regional account managers who can offer help, expertise and technical guidance in all areas of mobility.

The programme is available to all local authorities across England. We know the importance of sharing best practice and aim to put local authorities in touch with one another to share experiences and ideas.

What's included?

Our fully funded programme includes:

  • support with the roll out of chargepoint infrastructure, including strategy writing and analysis, procurement process support, utilisation and efficiency assessments and DNO engagement support
  • support with a local authority’s existing or proposed planning policies on charging infrastructure provision at new developments or related guidance for developers
  • support with the development of a sustainable or active travel plan, including templates and signposting to best practice
  • support with taxi and private hire policies, plans and strategies
  • support with business and community engagement, including event support, content development and templates

We also provide workshop and training activities that bring together stakeholders from across departments in an authority to help them create a cohesive and inclusive plan to achieve their project aims. Training can cover all ultra-low emission vehicle technologies and mobility options, last for either half or a full day, and can be delivered face-to-face or virtually.

Download our factsheets to learn more about the support we offer for local authorities on sustainable travel.

Download our factsheet to learn more about the support we offer local authorities on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.

Use our enquiry form below to get in touch with your dedicated regional account manager.

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Watch the video below to find out more about the Local Government Support Programme.

Webinar programme

The Local Government Support Programme webinar series is tailored to help local authority officers to build their knowledge and share expertise in many aspects of low emission transport.

Register for our upcoming webinar:

Past webinars are available to view on demand:

Go Ultra Low City webinar series

The Go Ultra Low Cities webinar series covers a range of topics for local authority officers, including EV charging solutions, chargepoint networks, and sustainable transport, with insights from the Go Ultra Low Cities.

Over recent weeks, we’ve held several webinars in partnership with the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV). Listen on demand:​