Applying For Funding

Grants 4 Schools – Offer grants between £1,000 to £100,000 for Primary, Secondary Schools, Academies, Colleges, Independent and Free Schools.

Big Lottery Fund – Offer grants between £300 to £10,000 for non-profit projects that provide positive outcomes, including schools.

The Foyle Foundation Offer grants between £1,000 and £50,000 for libraries, museums, and projects encouraging sustainability.

Sport England – Offer grants between £300 and £10,000 for the majority of community sports projects.

Sustrans – Offer grants up to 50% for cycle and scooter parking for schools throughout Scotland.

1. Introduction


  • School name, address, number of pupils
  • Type of school
  • Age range of pupils
  • Description of the school’s location and local community
  • DfES number
  • No. of staff
  • School opening times

School Statement

  • Why are you setting up a travel plan?
  • Travel issues raised as a result of your surveys?
  • Travel needs of others, such as, staff, community members etc.
  • Are there any clubs/activities outside school opening hours?



  • Date of survey
  • No. of respondents
  • Survey example
  • Current methods of transport
  • Information on those using public transport/school bus etc



You must also include evidence (e.g. all correspondence) to support your application. It is important that your survey data is no older than 18 months and you will need to also provide all information from detailed questions.

2. Action Plan


This is basically a list of objectives that you hope your travel plan will achieve, e.g. reduced congestion at peak times, and how you aim to achieve these.

3. Monitoring


Your plan will need to include dates of when you will be reviewing and updating your STP. In order to do this you will need to carry out another student survey.


Your local council employ a number of school travel plan advisors who are there to assist you throughout the process. You can get in touch with your travel plan advisor through your local council or via Sustrans.

The following links provide further information which may of help to you:


The Sustrans website provides a wide range of helpful resources, such as key stats, downloadable fact sheets and general help and guidance with your travel plan application. Sustrans is the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity, aiming to reduce the number of cars on the road and increase walking and the use of bikes and public transport.


The Department of Transport‘s website contains a wide range of information designed for, local authorities, schools, teachers and parents.


The Think Road Safety website provides guidelines for improving road safety, and have a number of downloadable resources for road safety officers and teachers