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Clean Air Zone - updated information

Further grant funding available for Bradford residents

Bradford resident grants May 2023

To further support the upgrade of vehicles, Bradford Council have now extended the eligibility criteria so that Bradford residents can now apply for part of the £10m funding available to LGVs and minibuses. The funding is available to help residents upgrade their vehicles to meet the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) standards this includes vans, minibuses and motor caravans.

Applications are invited from Bradford district residents for up to £4,500 towards the replacement a LGV or minibus which is not compliant with the Bradford Clean Air Zone standard. You can apply even if you have a current exemption, funds for the residents programme are limited so applications will be assessed on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Applications are 1 vehicle per application however if you wish to apply for more than one vehicle, you can submit multiple applications.

For more information regarding this scheme and to make an application, please visit our Residents Grants Webpage.

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Business grants - ownership date now extended

CAZ Grants date extention

The current Light Goods Vehicle and Minibus grant scheme for local businesses, educational establishments and charities has been updated to allow applications for non-compliant vehicles registered to the applicant prior to 14th June 2023.

This means that more Bradford businesses are now eligible to apply for a grant. You can now apply for a grant of up to £4,500 as a Bradford business if you have owned a non-compliant vehicle prior to 14 June 2023. 

Help is still available in the form of grants for Bradford businesses and exemptions for both Bradford businesses and residents. 

Grants remain available for Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles which are licensed in Bradford, you can find out more here.

If you are a business in the Bradford District with non-compliant vehicles you could be eligible to apply for our remaining grants for LGV or Minibuses. Further information can be found on our website.

Clean Air Day 15 June 2023

Clean Air Day 2023

Air pollution is the single biggest environmental health risk in the UK – we play a crucial role in improving air quality. Clean Air Day is a moment to raise awareness of the impact of air pollution and to communicate the policies and actions they are supporting to clean up our air.​

Cleaning up our air is good for us in many ways: it not only benefits our physical health and the environment but can also protect our mental and brain health. The physical health impacts of air pollution – such as asthma, heart disease and cancers – have been recognised for decades. More recently, researchers are beginning to understand how air pollution can affect the brain and the mind.

People who breathe polluted air are more likely to develop mental health and brain conditions. Being exposed to air pollution is linked to mental health and brain conditions such as depression, anxiety and dementia. When a person breathes polluted air, small pollution particles can enter through the lungs, into the blood stream and can reach the brain.

You can read more here

Clean Air Zone links and information

All information regarding the Bradford CAZ, including information about grants and exemptions, can be found on the Breathe Better Bradford website.

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Clean Air Zone enquiries: 01274 435533 or complete the online form

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