Education Projects

This page tells you about the Education projects we have provided grant funding to over recent years. 2020 Bursaries: The Fund awards financial support of £10,000 each to postgraduates studying in transport related subjects. Although the scheme was paused for 2020/21 the Fund decided, because of exceptional circumstances, to make Read more…

Research Projects

This page tells you about the Research projects we have provided grant funding to over recent years. 2020 CIRIA – Gully Pots Study: a grant of £7,500 was awarded to contribute towards a national survey of road gully emptying practices amongst regulators and industry. This study is due to start Read more…

Fund’s objectives

The Fund was established 70 years ago in 1950 and its founding objectives reflected the transport issues of the day. Trustees have now decided on a modern restatement of the Fund’s Objectives to ensure they remain relevant and understandable to applicants and other interested parties. More details can be found Read more…

Best Practice Guidance adopted by Highways England

Recommendations from a best practice guide funded by Rees Jeffreys has been adopted by Highways England. Highways England have announced they will be adopting a low fertility topsoil approach on all new road schemes as advocated in Plantlife’s report on Managing Grassland Road Verges. For more information visit https://www.reesjeffreys.co.uk/transport-reports/

Mary Lewis stands down

Mary Lewis has stood down as a Trustee after serving for six years.  Mary played an invaluable role particularly in shaping the Fund’s approach to Bursaries, working with the Universities to update it for 2021 to reflect changing times.  Mary has also made a big contribution to the work of Read more…

Webinar success – view now

Well done and thank you to everyone involved in the Fund’s first ever Webinar “What have the Roads ever done for us?”. Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHbTuUirTKw&pbjreload=101 to view the event recording. An article on the event’s can be also found on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/never-waste-crisis-rethinking-what-we-want-our-roads-do-glenn-lyons/