The Bradford Clean Air Zone, launched in September 2022, aims to combat high air pollution levels and protect residents’ health. In a new development, Bradford Council has expanded the eligibility criteria for funding, enabling local residents to apply for a share of the £10 million available to upgrade their LGVs and minibuses.

Residents of the Bradford district can now submit applications for grants of up to £4,500 towards replacing a non-compliant LGV or minibus. The funding is limited, so applications will be assessed on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, even for those with existing exemptions. Multiple applications are allowed for those seeking to upgrade more than one vehicle.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Healthy People and Places, expressed her satisfaction with the extended support, stating, “We are pleased to extend our support to help Bradford residents upgrade their non-compliant vehicles by offering up to £4,500 per vehicle in grant funding for LGVs or minibuses. The funding will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you have a vehicle you are considering upgrading, take a look at the website and apply for a grant today.”

Furthermore, the Light Goods Vehicle and Minibus grant scheme for local businesses, educational establishments, and charities has been updated to accept applications for non-compliant vehicles registered until June 14, 2023. This extension opens up more opportunities for Bradford businesses to receive grants.

For those seeking clarification on payment, grants, or exemptions, the Clean Air Zone team can be reached at 01274 435533, available Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 5pm and Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

To learn more about the scheme and submit an application, please visit the webpage’ because the.