Rees Jeffreys Road Fund offers up to £30,000 grants for UK organisations enhancing road design, safety, and accessibility

Grant funding of up to £30,000 is available for organisations in the UK for research, education and community projects that aim to improve and enhance road design and engineering, with a focus on improving the experience of road users.

Why grant funding is given

The grants are being offered by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, which wants to promote and support projects that improve the roadside environment and enable greater appreciation of the countryside and open spaces.

The Fund also looks to encourage and deliver the improvement of existing, and provision of additional, public highways, bridges, tunnels, footpaths, verges, and cycleways in terms of safety, functionality, and beauty.

The Fund, which was founded by William Rees Jeffreys in the 1950s, meets five times a year to consider all grant applications. The Trustees of the Fund will inform applicants of their decision promptly after the meeting.

In deciding applications for funding, the Trustees consider a number of factors including:

  • Is the project going to deliver new outputs and outcomes?
  • Does the project appear to be good value for money?
  • Does the knowledge and experience of the project team mean the project is likely to be delivered successfully?
  • Does the timetable look sensible?
  • Is the project cost/contribution sought reasonable?

How much funding can I receive?

While there is no upper or lower limit for grant funding amounts, most commonly fall in the range of £5,000 – £30,000.

How to apply

If you think you have a project that may qualify for this funding and would like help with an application, please contact our grant funding team.