Education Projects

This page tells you about the Education projects we have provided grant funding to over recent years. 2021 Bader Media Entertainment CIC: A grant of £8,000 was made to Bader to create a set of alternative videos, Thrash the Trash. The project was funded in conjunction with Clean Up Britain, to engage a new audience in discussions about roadside litter. You can read more about the videos here. LCRIG: a grant of £30,000 was made Read more…

Research Projects

This page tells you about the Research projects we have provided grant funding to over recent years. 2021 Future Transport Visions Group: Combined grants of £19,898 were made to support the 2021 round of the Future Transport Visions Group programme, enabling young career professionals to be involved in the development and delivery of innovative projects.  You can read about the FTVG programme here. CycleStreets: a grant of £6,060 was made to enable a digital mapping 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…

New Secretary Appointed

The Trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of Ruth Bravery as the next Secretary of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund. She will be taking over from Brian Murrell, who is standing down after five years as the Fund’s Secretary. Ruth has worked in the charity sector since 2010, with leadership roles in both national and local charities.  She now uses her knowledge and experience to guide charities to evolve and improve their service, operations, 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 at https://www.reesjeffreys.co.uk/objectives/

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 the Investment Sub Group. David Tarrant commented “We are very sorry to lose Mary who has added great value to our work during her time Read more…