Rees Jeffreys Road Fund £150,000 Competition deadline approaches 5pm Friday 22nd October 2021.

The Trustees of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund are celebrating 150 years since the birth of their benefactor William Rees Jeffreys with a major UK-wide Competition. The Trustees are offering grants – up to a possible £150,000, plus cash prizes of £5,000 for schools – to encourage new and creative thinking about what road users, and society as a whole, expect from the roads of the future. The £150,000 question is: What’s your vision of Read more…

Thrash the Trash – a new approach to roadside litter awareness

The Fund has supported Bader Media Entertainment CIC to develop some alternative, tongue in cheek videos aimed at prompting awareness of the impact of roadside littering. Bader Media Entertainment CIC, who were also supported by Clean Up Britain, recently held a premier of three films in the series. You can watch the premier on YouTube – or via Facebook. Comments are welcome, and viewers are encouraged to share the video content on social media.

Physical and Roadside Projects

This page tells you about the Physical and Roadside projects we have provided grant funding to over recent years. 2020 Essex Waterways – Heybridge Basin Access: a grant of £8,000 was awarded to fund improved access to the Heybridge Basin at the sea lock junction of the Chelmer and Blackwater and the coastal estuary. Boxgrove Parish Council – Hainaker Windmill Rest Area: a grant of £30,000 was awarded to fund works to enhance the roadside Read more…

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 one bursary award to a UCL student. 2019 Children’s Radio: a grant of £10,450 was awarded to fund an innovative series of short radio programmes for 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 in 2021 but is subject to other funding being secured. Plantlife – DePoT Road Verge Platform: a grant of £24,980 was awarded to fund the Read more…

Rees Jeffreys project wins award

A project funded by Rees Jeffreys has won a prestigious national award. Plantlife has been awarded the CIEEM Best Practice Knowledge Sharing Award 2020 for Managing grassland road verges: a best practice guide. Over 1000 copies of the guidelines are now in circulation and some of the best practice approaches highlighted in the guide have already being translated into action on the ground. This practical guide is for highways managers, road engineers, operations managers, landscape architects and Read more…