Granby Square – a clean air space launched by Cleaner Air Better Business, an initiative funded by the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund

Mayor's Air Quality Fund

Our Air Quality Fund (MAQF) is a £20 million fund, over ten years to support new projects by London boroughs to improve air quality.

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 two we awarded £5million across 28 boroughs. Projects started in April 2015 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

In addition, five London boroughs have been awarded £1million each to deliver their Low Emission Neighbourhoods (LENs). A LEN is a package of measures in a defined area to create a measurable reduction in emissions and improve our communities. The LENs that will be delivered are:

  • Westminster and Marylebone
  • Hackney, Islington, Tower Hamlets and City Fringe
  • City of London and Barbican
  • Greenwich Town Centre and Trafalgar Road
  • Newham, Redbridge and Ilford Garden Junction

The MAQF is only available to London boroughs and applications for the current round are closed. For further information email [email protected]