Decision details

Access Fund Extension 2020/21

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The DfT grant will provide Bristol City Council and its local authority partners with funding to continue the successful work under the Access WEST programme [see here for original bid document:}The programme focusses on providing support to businesses, communities and schools to encourage uptake of sustainable modes of travel and includes a range of activities including (but not limited to) free loan bikes, bus tickets for those seeking employment, skills and training and match-funded grants for businesses to install sustainable travel amenities.


- To submit a funding application to the DfT’s Access Fund Extension competition for £2.301m on behalf of the West of England Authorities dependent on relevant approvals from partner local authorities’ S151 Officers and Bristol’s S151 Officer and in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport and Energy
- To commit to the 10% required match-funding for the bid at £230,100
- Noted that permission to accept and spend the grant, if awarded will be sought at Cabinet on the 3rd December

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - Do not bid for funding. Option rejected as this will not aid the council in meeting its corporate priorities
Option 2 -
Option 3 -

Publication date: 21/11/2019

Date of decision: 20/11/2019