The Foundation for Integrated Transport’s key priorities are to promote transport as a basic human right and tackle climate change and emissions from transport.
- grants to organisations, projects and citizen groups with individuals proven to be effective developing initiatives for change in transport (more here);
- small grants to local campaigns to complement the work of volunteers (more here);
- fellowships to develop skills and experience of transport activists and to contribute to the development of integrated transport (more here); and
- investments in social enterprises that provide sustainable mobility (more here).
Investment in infrastructure for car travel has dominated for too long, leaving public transport, walking and cycling neglected. This has resulted in unfair levels of accessibility across society, congested cities, forced inactivity, poor health and social exclusion. FIT favours projects that improve access to sustainable transport and promote it as a basic human right.
Transport is now the biggest source of carbon emissions in the UK. While UK CO2 emissions are down 39% since 1990, transport emissions have fallen just 3.2%, making it the worst performing sector. Road transport is also a major cause of air pollution, which is responsible for 64,000 early deaths in the UK.
Electric cars offer only a partial solution, so FIT prioritises projects that bring about big cuts in car use enabled by better public transport, infrastructure for active travel and changes in behaviour.
The Foundation for Integrated Transport is one of the few grant-making trusts devoted entirely to promoting change on transport issues in the UK.
Read about some of the projects we have funded here.