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The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund was established in December 1950 by the late William Rees Jeffreys (1872-1952). He was a lifelong campaigner for roads and first Secretary of the Road Board. The Fund provides grants for projects and research concerning the improvement of public highways. It also funds bursaries for postgraduate study in the transport profession.
The Fund provides support for education and research in transport, and helps fund projects that improve the roadside environment for motorists and other road users.
There is no upper or lower limit for grant applications although grants most commonly fall in the range £5,000 - £25,000.
Eligible applicants include: charities, trusts, universities, agencies, academics, students or researchers based in the United Kingdom with an interest in roads and/or transportation.
The Fund favours projects which lie outside the scope of other funders such as Government agencies and research councils.
Applicants must demonstrate a sound understanding of the subject of the application and familiarity with related work in that field.
Although there are no specific exclusions cited in the scheme's guidelines, potential applicants should contact the Trust directly to ensure that projects meet the scheme's eligibility criteria.
The use of funds must be in accordance with the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund’s charitable objects which are:
To contribute to the cost of lectures, studies and scholarship calculated to foster the improvement of design and layout of public highways and adjoining land.
To promote schemes for the provision of roadside parks and open spaces.
To encourage the improvement of existing and provision of additional public highways, bridges, tunnels, footpaths, verges, and cycleways to secure the maximum of safety and beauty.
To do any other matter or thing which may conduce to the carrying out of the foregoing object and thereby carry out the wishes and continue the life work of the founder.
Applications can be submitted at any time and will be considered at the first available Trustee meeting. Anyone considering applying to the Fund must, in the first instance, contact the Secretary at [email protected] to register their interest. Applicants will be asked to provide a short outline of their proposal with an indication of the amount of funding being sought.
Rees Jeffreys Road Fund
For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:
Rees Jeffreys Road Fund
7 The Grove
Tel: 0560 384 9370
Email: [email protected]
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