£6 million Air Quality Fund for London boroughs
"Today I unlocked a further £6 million of funding for London boroughs, in order to help target local pollution hot spots and dramatically improve air quality.
"The funding is part of my £20 million Air Quality Fund, which has already delivered hard-hitting measures across 29 boroughs – including electrifying Hackney Council’s vehicle fleet, fitting low-cost electric charging points onto lampposts across Hounslow, and establishing a green courier service in Waltham Forest.
"As well as working with boroughs on new ideas to target filthy air, part of the £6 million will be used to establish four more Low Emission Neighbourhoods (LENs), cut emissions from construction machinery, create car-free and low-emission streets, and support people and businesses to start using ultra-low emission vehicles.
"Our filthy toxic air is a national health crisis, contributing to tens of thousands of premature deaths in the UK every year. The bold action we’ve already delivered is starting to have a positive impact, and this latest round of funding will allow London’s councils to complement my ambitious programme to make our city’s air safe to breathe.
Tell your borough to apply for a share of the funding today."
- Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.