TRANSFORMING CITIES FUND
The Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) aims to improve productivity and spread prosperity through investment in public and sustainable transport in some of the largest English city regions, including the South Yorkshire region.
Encouraging an increase in journeys made by low carbon, sustainable modes is a key objective of the Fund.
Additionally, the Fund aims to support wider cross-cutting priorities such as:
- improving access to work and delivering growth
- tackling air pollution and reducing carbon emissions
- delivering apprenticeships and improving skills
The Department for Transport (DfT) allocated funding via two tranches. South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority were one of ten authorities that could bid for the first tranche of £60 million and one of twelve authorities that could bid for the second tranche of £1.28bn.
Six schemes were put forward to DfT for consideration under TCF Tranche One in January 2019. View the Tranche One information below.
A Strategic Business case for a programme of up to £220m was put forward to DfT for consideration under TCF Tranche Two in November 2019. View the Tranche Two information below.
In March 2020, the DfT confirmed that we had been successful in securing £166m through TCF. For schemes in receipt of development funding within the programme please visit our Committees and Meetings database website.
Six schemes were put forward to Government for consideration under the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) Tranche One in January 2019. The schemes had a combined value of around £10m. In February 2019, the Department for Transport (DfT) informed us that three of the six below schemes were to receive TCF funding. These were:
- Don Active Travel Corridor
- Sheffield Active Travel Package
- Transforming Active Travel to Rotherham Town Centre
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Transforming Cities Fund Bid – Tranche Two
Ambitious proposals for the future of the region’s transport network were submitted to the Government.
We were one of 12 shortlisted areas invited by Government to develop a business case for the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), which was submitted to the Department for Transport (DfT) at the end of November 2019. In March 2020, the DfT confirmed that we had been successful in securing £166m through TCF.
For schemes in receipt of development funding within the programme visit our Committees and Meetings database website.
The bid, for up to £220m in funding, focuses on better connecting residents to jobs and services and would making significant improvements across rail, public transport and active travel schemes.
The aim of the funding is to:
- reduce journey times,
- cut congestion,
- improve punctuality and reliability,
- and bring about a wide range of benefits associated with active travel, such as improved health and wellbeing.
The Mayor has detailed in his Transport Vision how he wants to develop a transport system that is fit for the 21st century and works for everyone across the region.
At the heart of this vision are improved walking and cycling routes, improved public transport, connectivity and reduced journey times.