Guidance

Resources for partners

From providing clear and intuitive application guidance to handing partners the tools to manage claims and expenditure, we want to ensure you’re in the best position possible make your project a success.

Here you can find a wide array of tailored resources, including applications packs for all RIBA stages, community engagement resources, spend and claim guidance, help with EqIAs, Behaviour Change planning templates, links to the Temporary School Street fund, as well as the Designing for Children & Young People toolkit.

For more upskilling information and inspiring training events, check out our Engage Inspire Learn programme:

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Applications Packs

Concept (Stages 0-2)

Applications for new Concept (Stages 0-2) projects opened on 29th November 2023 and will close on 10th January 2024.

Concept (Stages 0-2) application guidance for all partners eligible to apply (Local Authorities, Regional Transport Partnership and National Parks) can be found below

Design (Stages 3-4)

Applications for new Design (Stages 3-4) projects opened on 29th November 2023 and will close on 10th January 2024.

Design (Stages 3-4) application guidance for all partners eligible to apply (Local Authorities, Regional Transport Partnership and National Parks) can be found below

Construction (Stages 5-7)

Applications for new Construction (Stages 5-7) projects closed on 28th February 2023.

Construction (Stages 5-7) application guidance for all partners and community groups is available below.

Community groups

Additional guidance for community groups for all project stages can also be accessed in the supporting document below:

Logos

An assortment of logos, as well as practical guidance on their use in engagement materials, are available below:

Community Engagement

Our Community Engagement Guide provides an overview of best practice in community engagement and allows you to easily identify appropriate deliverables at each stage in the process. In addition, support templates can help guide you through the creation of your community engagement plan.

Spend and Claim Guidance

All project partners are now required to provide monthly financial updates via the project portal for all projects, due by the last working day of each month. You will need to provide the following information:

• A forecast of total project expenditure for the next 3 months

• Actual spend-to-date for the current financial year for the whole project

• A forecast of the grant claims to be submitted each quarter To support you with this, the PfE team has produced the below guidance:

Help with EqIAs

The PfE Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) Tool has been designed by our team to help you design your project to be accessible and inclusive. The EqIA template may look different to other EqIAs you have seen as it’s designed to specifically support PfE projects. If you would like support to get started, ask your Grant Advisor for a meeting with our Engagement Team.

Behaviour Change

Our Behaviour Change template aims to help you recognise and influence the behaviours you wish to change and indentify key audiences you want to reach.

Designing for Children & Young People

Have an idea for a project to help children and young people walk, wheel, and cycle? Boost your application using our new toolkit:

School Streets

School Streets can help make the school run safer and more enjoyable.

Sustrans provides funding and expertise to help you trial temporary street closures, along with other interventions, to improve safety, place quality and accessibility outside schools.

If you’re a local authority, school, parent council or community group with a School Streets project in mind, apply to our Temporary School Streets Fund.

Want to connect with and learn from other professionals interested in getting more children and young people travelling actively?