Mayor's Air Quality Fund

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3597
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Of the £20 million committed to the Mayor's Air Quality Fund, how much has been spent to date? Please also state when the next round of bidding will open to boroughs.

Answer

Answer for Mayor's Air Quality Fund

Answer for Mayor's Air Quality Fund

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Mayor's Air Quality Fund (MAQF) supports London boroughs' efforts to improve air quality, raise awareness, protect public health and reduce exposure.

MAQF Standard Projects

       2013-16: £6 million was spent supporting 42 projects in 29 boroughs, in addition to contributing towards the first round of the Incubator Fund.

       2016-19: Approximately £5.4 million has been committed for 22 projects across 28 boroughs. £600,000 was cut as part of a mandatory cost saving process implemented at TfL under the previous administration.

       2019-21: Currently £6 million is provisionally allocated for the final 3 years of the Fund. Boroughs will be able to being applying for this final round in summer 2018.

Low Emission Neighbourhoods

       In addition to the above, £2 million of the MAQF has been used to support two Low Emission Neighbourhoods (LENs), each of which received £1 million in July 2016, to be spent by April 2019.

       After my election I decided to increase the funding available for LENs and a further £3 million (separate from the £20 million in MAQF funding) to support another three LENs has been allocated for this purpose to be spent over the 2016-2019 period, and this is being managed through the MAQF programme.

In total, the spend on borough projects and related air quality initiatives within the MAQF programme over the period is projected to be approximately £22.4 million.