Pay a Clean Air Zone charge

You can pay a Clean Air Zone charge by calling the National Contact Centre on 0300 029 8888: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 7:00pm Saturday 8:00am to 2:00pm, or you can pay online. Pay a Clean Air Zone charge on the GOV.UK website >

Improve air quality in your community with the Brum Breathes Fund

Criteria for applications

When you submit an application to the fund you will need to demonstrate how your proposal supports the following high-level priorities:

  • improve air quality
  • support active travel and public transport use
  • and/or encourage a greater shift towards zero emissions travel or infrastructure

Who can apply?

The Brum Breathes Fund (BBF) will provide just over £4m through to the end of March 2025 to support schemes and projects across the city that help improve air quality.

Each ward in the city has been allocated £20,000 per annum (for single-member wards) or £40,000 per annum (for two-member wards) over the next two years (up to the end of March 2025).

Constituted community groups can apply to the fund to support activities that will enable their community to benefit from measures that aim to promote the benefits of cleaner air.

If you are applying as a ward councillor, please email

Financial criteria

Applications from community groups and councillors will be considered: between £1,000 and £20,000 (single-member wards) and £1,000 to £40,000 (two-member wards).

All funding must be committed by March 2025.

Funding can be used to cover:

  • capital costs
  • new and existing projects
  • one-off initiatives

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Page last updated: 10 August 2023