Applying for funds

Applying for Funds

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund awards grants and bursaries funded from the investment income generated by the endowment made by William Rees Jeffrey’s estate.

The Trustees have a duty to ensure funds are used in accordance with the Fund’s objects. The Fund supports research, education and roadside improvement projects that promote advances in UK transport policy, design, management and practice. Trustees favour proposals which have national rather than local significance and those which involve other funding partners. They welcome proposals and ideas for innovative topics and projects and, from time to time, they will identify areas of potential interest on the Rees Jeffreys website. Physical roadside projects are often those submitted by the Wildlife Trusts, but other such projects of a similar nature are grant-aided from time to time.

Applications can be made at any time and the calendar below indicates the dates of future Trustee meetings for 2021 where bids will be considered. Anyone considering applying to the Fund must, in the first instance, contact the Secretary at with a short outline of their proposal including the level of funding being sought to register their interest and obtain an application form.

For further guidance you should view or download RJRF Guidance notes for applicants Dec2020

Future Meeting Dates and Application deadlines

  • Tuesday 2 February 2021 (15 January 2021)
  • Tuesday 13 April 2021 (26 March 2021)
  • Tuesday 22 June 2021 (4 June 2021)
  • Tuesday 7 September 2021 (20 August 2021)
  • Tuesday 30 November 2021 (12 November 2021)

The deadline for submission of applications is normally a little over a fortnight before the meeting. However, applicants must check in good time with the Secretary on the specific deadline date for each meeting. Applications received without prior notice close to or on the deadline date will not be accepted. The decision of the Trustees will be notified promptly.


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