FIT provides grants (typically between £5,000 and £30,000) for projects that promote and deliver transport as a basic right and tackle climate change and emissions from transport.
- projects that aim for high-quality, low-carbon, affordable public transport;
- projects that promote significant reductions in car use and increase the use of public transport, walking and cycling rather than simply moving to electric vehicles;
- transformational projects that will achieve and inspire large-scale change on the ground, as opposed to reports and policy reviews;
- projects which are led by energetic, practical people who may have demonstrated effective achievements in related fields;
- grassroots citizen groups arguing for radical change;
- a new generation of transport campaigners;
- initiatives that change public attitudes, for example about using cars or the impacts of flying;
- campaigns to charge car and plane users for the external costs they impose on society and the environment for instance taxing aviation, road pricing, levies on car parking and raising revenue for local authorities.
FIT aims to minimise the burden of paperwork on people who want grants. Trustees will also not make grants in response to unsolicited applications. But we welcome informal approaches from people and organisations interested in our core objectives.
Please contact Emma Griffin, FIT’s administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance, who can direct applicants to trustees for initial discussions.
Our trustees meet quarterly, in March, June, September and December. Upcoming deadlines for applications in 2021 would be 8 March, 7 June and 6 September and 6 December 2021.
We ask to be informed of the progress of projects by reports. FIT wants to be publicly associated with projects.
Our trustees have a wide range of skills and experience. Individual trustees may be willing to help with advice or participation.
We like to see others joining us in funding projects. Co-funders may be organisations with a particular interest in the field. Crowdfunding may be suitable for some projects.