Storage equipment specialists Action Storage have announced a special promotion to help more schools benefit from the capital grant scheme, which provides extra funding for sustainable travel facilities. Action Storage is offering free installation of all cycle shelters and selected storage lockers ordered before 31st March, when applications for the capital grant have to be submitted.
Since 2003 the government’s capital grant system has awarded schools additional funds to reduce cars on the road and to encourage pupils to cycle. Primary schools are entitled to £3750 + £5 per pupil, whilst secondary schools can receive £5000 + £5 per pupil towards improving their sustainable travel facilities.
“The school run causes congestion, pollution, a significant drain on the household budget and, worst of all, it deprives children of much needed exercise,” said Action Storage MD Tom Brialey, “We want to do what we can to help schools take full advantage of the government’s capital grant scheme. Our offer of free installation will help schools stretch their grant further and provide safe, secure facilities that encourage more pupils to cycle.”
To be eligible for the capital grant schools need to implement a school travel plan (STP) outlining the steps they need to take to encourage sustainable travel whilst also ensuring the safety of pupils. The government has set itself the target of every school having an STP by 2010.
Action Storage supplies a wide range of equipment for assisting schools introduce a travel plan. This includes secure bike compounds capable of accommodating up to 80 bikes and waterproof eXtreme™ plastic lockers, which can be stacked outdoors and can resist break in attempts from a claw hammer.
Action Storage’s offer of free installation covers its full range of floor mounted cycle shelters delivered to mainland UK and locker* orders above £2250.00 NET. The only exceptions are locker installations requiring excessive site preparation or ground work for bike shelters.
Any school wishing to take advantage of Action Storage’s free installation offer can contact the unique, free helpline where they can also gain expert advice on choosing the best combination of bike shelters, secure lockers and other storage equipment.
*Relevant to specific range of lockers.
About Action Storage
For over 22 years Action Storage has supplied shelving, lockers, racking and storage equipment using the latest materials and innovative designs. Their clients include retail, warehouses, schools, government offices and anyone else requiring high quality storage solutions throughout the UK and mainland Europe.
Action Storage pride themselves on their high service levels, and provide a free, unique advice line for discussing your requirements and assessing the perfect solution.
For service enquiries contact:
Tel UK: 0800 592215
Outside UK: +44 (0)1908 525700
Fax: +44 (0)1908 321650
6 Fitzhamon Court
Wolverton Mill South
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