Expanding access to car clubs in England - Funding guidelines published
Following the Department for Transport’s July announcement of funding to help develop car clubs in England, the programme is gathering pace.
Guidelines and timetables for bidding have been published on the Carplus website, and two information sessions scheduled for Bristol and Leeds in September.
Photo left to right: Rex Warner, Founder, Norfolk Car Club, Chas Ball, Chief Executive, Carplus, Baroness Kramer, Minister for Transport
The two information sessions will be held on 22nd September at Leeds Art Gallery; and on 23rd September at Armada House in Bristol. For further information see our website.
These sessions will allow prospective bidders to find out more about the process and also meet car club operators. Four car club operators will be on hand in Leeds (City Car Club, Co-wheels, E-Car and Enterprise CarShare) and six in Bristol (City Car Club, Co-wheels, E-Car, Enterprise CarShare , Zipcar and Co-Cars).
There has already been a great deal of interest, with places at the information sessions filling fast.
‘It is encouraging to see how much interest has been generated by this announcement and how much potential there is for expanding access to car clubs across England.’ said Chas Ball, Chief Executive of Carplus.
To book a place at the information sessions please contact Chris@carplus.org.uk or call the office on 0113 373 1757.
Guidelines for bidding
Three briefing papers are available from the Carplus website outline the bidding process.
Information briefing 1 outlines key elements of the programme and the timetable for its implementation. Download PDF
Information briefing 2 details how the funding will be allocated and provides the criteria and the timetable for Car Club Demonstration Project applications. Download PDF
Information briefing 3 explains the timetable and criteria for the Challenge Fund. Download PDF
The deadline for expressions of interest is 13 October (Demonstration Projects) and 24 October (Challenge Fund).