A Clean Air Zone
for Greater Manchester

The Clean Air Zone will launch on 30 May 2022. Private cars, motorbikes and mopeds aren’t affected by the Zone. We have funding to help clean up some of the region’s most polluting vehicles.


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Clean Air Zone Financial Support Scheme

Greater Manchester is introducing a charging Clean Air Zone from 30 May 2022. The Zone will reduce harmful air pollution on local roads, making our city-region safer for everyone.

Some of the most polluting commercial and passenger vehicles will have to pay a daily charge to travel in the Zone. Government funding is available to help eligible Greater Manchester people, businesses and organisations move to cleaner, compliant vehicles and not have to pay a daily charge.

The Clean Air Financial Support Scheme is currently open to applications from eligible heavy goods vehicle (HGV) owners, with applications for other vehicle owners due to open in late January 2022.

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Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone:

Vehicle and financial support checker

Is my vehicle affected and am I eligible to apply for funding?

Answer a few questions to check:

  • If your vehicle is included in the Clean Air Zone
  • If you are eligible to apply for financial support to replace or retrofit your vehicle
  • More information about your options
Before you start: you might like to have your V5C vehicle logbook to hand to check your vehicle tax class and body type.

What is air pollution?

You can’t always see it, but air pollution is all around us. It comes from many sources and can be very damaging to our health.

We can breathe harmful gases and tiny particles deep into our lungs. Some of the smallest particles may also pass into our blood streams.

By learning more about air pollution you can help tackle it and protect your health.

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