Clean Air Fund 2013/14

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/4005
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How much of the proposed Clean Air Fund for 2013/14 will be allocated for schools and campaign days? Can you give an estimate as to how many schools this fund is likely to accommodate?

Answer

Answer for Clean Air Fund 2013/14

Answer for Clean Air Fund 2013/14

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In the Clean Air Fund for 2012/13 £100,000 has been allocated for the Schools Clean Air Zones project, with additional match funding of £160,000 from partnering boroughs and Defra. This will enable four London boroughs to work with seven schools to test new approaches to teaching students about air pollution, reducing the school's own air pollution footprint and tackling pollution sources in the surrounding area.

From 2013/14 funding will be available from the new Mayor's Air Quality Fund to help roll out similar projects in other boroughs and at other schools.

£25,000 has been allocated for the Air Quality Campaign Days project with £120,000 match funding from Defra and partnering boroughs.