Our main purpose is to support communities around the country fighting damaging road schemes, or developments, or wanting to promote positive alternatives to driving. We do this in three ways:
- Challenging national roads policy and funding - we have been involved in three legal challenges of the Government's roads programme (RIS2) and its National Policy Statement. We also helped with the successful challenge on Stonehenge.
- Providing free advice to individuals and community groups on how to run a campaign, raise funds and lobby politicians
- Building and supporting networks of campaigners to share information and to coordinate action
We are one of the smallest NGOs around (with only 2 part time staff) yet we have punched way above our weight and put road building firmly under the spotlight. This has taken a lot of time and resources so if you can, please help us to continue to challenge the Government at this critical moment in time during the climate emergency.
If you value what we do, please consider setting up a regular, monthly, Standing Order to us. Having a regular income stream would make TAN more sustainable and able to continue to lead the way on challenging damaging road building.
Please get in touch if you would like our bank details to set this up (this makes better use of your donation as we don't incur any charges, unlike with PayPal).
We are primarily funded by the Foundation for Integrated Transport, a charity set up by Dr Simon Norton in 2014 to make transport better for people and the environment.
We Have The Power, an Environmental Trust set up for the purpose of supporting and promoting inspiring ideas, products, businesses and campaigns that will help tackle the Climate & Ecological Crisis, has generously supported our roads campaign work.
CPRE, the Countryside Charity has supported the research work behind out legal challenges and been a strong critic of the roads programme.
We have also been generously supported by many individuals.
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