Clean Air Schools Grant Programme

The Clean Air Schools Programme full application process is now closed. 

We are not taking any further applications at this stage.

The Bradford Clean Air Schools Programme (CASP) is a Bradford Council initiative funded by the Bradford Clean Air Zone (CAZ). Reductions in pollution outside schools are already being delivered by the CAZ, especially at those located next to busy main roads. The CASP seeks to further improve air quality at schools by providing targeted funding direct to schools to help them implement bespoke emission and exposure reduction measures ensuring schools become cleaner, healthier places for Bradford’s children.

The Clean Air Schools Programme application process is now closed. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team at

The £500,000 fund is offering grants of £250 to £10,000 per school. Joint applications can be made and use a joint funding amount, for example two schools can apply for up to £20,000 on a joint project.

To be eligible for the fund you must be a Bradford District school offering primary or secondary education.

What do schools need to do?

Grant information

Applications will be assessed based on: Potential air quality improvement, reduced exposure, wider benefits, cost, deliverability, and stakeholder support.

The grant values will normally be up to £10,000 and following the expressions of interest process schools will be supported in drawing up plans for bespoke solutions to maximise emission reduction in the vicinity of their premises. 

What else do I need to know?

  • All schools have been informed about the outcome of their expression of interest application.
  • Successful schools have been invited to complete the full funding application and must submit their full application on or before Friday 15 March 2024.
  • Successful applications for funding will receiving funding to implement the projects that they propose. In addition to this Bradford Council will provide the following: Support to implement the project, educational resources and quizzes for the classroom around air pollution, generic banners and posters for use at school, Environmental Wardens to work in parallel with schools to educate and enforce anti idling regulations.

Projects your school could consider

There are no one-size fits all solutions and site conditions, buildings, locations and communities will vary, however examples of the types of things these grants will support at schools are:

  • Improved cycling and walking access
  • Relocation of seating and play areas away from roads
  • Ventilation and air filtration
  • Promoting and facilitating park and stride and car sharing
  • Behaviour change programmes
  • Providing bespoke information such as air quality monitoring and walking maps
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Secure cycle / scooter storage

What we want to see

  • Your project should be driven by an understanding of local needs, developing your ideas involving the people within your school and local community.
  • The funding is focused on activities that have the potential to make a meaningful and lasting difference to air quality or exposure reduction around the school.

We would welcome ideas attracting match funding and partnership workingReducing air pollution at school. An overhead view of a school and immediate surrounding footpaths and roads. The image shows text bubbles of the options available to schools to help reduce air pollution: Move play area away from road, move seating away from road, more trees and green spaces, EV charging, scooter and bike storage, check inside ventilation, cycle to school, educate pupils, parents and staff, car sharing, park and stride, your own ideas. The text at bottom says Clean Air Schools Programme grant funding is for activities that have the potential to make a meaningful and lasting difference to air quality or exposure reduction. With a Cleaner Air Ahead sign in the bottom right corner.


School Streets help reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality

Some schools in Bradford have recently introduced School Streets schemes which restrict vehicle access on near to the school during the busy times when children are dropped off and picked up.

Find out more about School Streets

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