Mayor's Air Quality Fund

Our Mayor’s Air Quality Fund (MAQF) is a £20 million fund over 10 years to support projects by London boroughs to improve air quality.

The fund is currently closed for applications. The last bidding round invited applications to support a range of local projects, these applications are currently being assessed and £6 million will be allocated to the successful projects, which will be announced soon.

Low Emission Neighbourhoods

A Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN) is a comprehensive package of measures delivered in an area of high pollution and high human exposure. It can include infrastructure to support walking and cycling, greening, infrastructure for ultra low emission vehicles, projects with schools and businesses, and innovative measures such as making prime loading bays accessible to only ultra low emission vehicles.

The Mayor is currently supporting 5 LENs with £1 million each, to be delivered by April 2019. You can find more information on each of the LENs on their websites. These are:

•    Marylebone – delivered by Westminster Council
•    City Fringe (Shoreditch) – delivered by Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets Councils
•    Barbican – City of London
•    Greenwich Town Centre and Trafalgar Road – Greenwich Council
•    Ilford Junction (website coming soon) – Redbridge and Newham Councils

Find out more about the Mayor's new fund to support 5 business LENs.

Past Projects

The first round of funding supported a wide range of projects, including: freight consolidation, green walls, low emission vehicles, reducing pollution from construction sites and digital signage to reduce engine idling. You can read about them in our MAQF report.

In round 2 we awarded £5 million across 28 boroughs. Projects started in 2016 and will be completed in April 2019 and include:

  • electrifying Hackney Council’s vehicle fleet
  • continuing the London Low Emission Construction Partnership to reduce the industry’s impact on air quality
  • fitting low cost electric vehicle charging points onto lamp columns across Hounslow
  • establishing a green courier service in Waltham Forest providing a same day delivery service using cargo bikes and electric vehicles
  • a variety of infrastructure and communication projects to enhance walking and cycling, and reduce lorry movements