At National Highways, our work goes beyond operating, maintaining and improving roads
As custodian of the country’s motorways and major A-roads, we know that the work we do makes a positive difference – for people, the economy and the planet.
From 2020 to 2025, we’ll be investing £936 million from our standalone – or designated – funding. This money is allocated to four funding streams focused on making improvements that will make the biggest difference and deliver lasting benefits.
Here are our four Designated Fund plans:
Strong relationships and partnerships are important to us. We work with experts in their fields, from innovators and nature conservationists to safety and customer service specialists.
By helping us make better investments, providing co-funding or delivering on our behalf, our partners allow us to do more, together.
What we've achieved with Designated Funds so far
Between 2015 and 2020, we invested more than £653 million in over 2,000 initiatives that willimprove our network and its surroundings.
Working with us
Many of our designated funds initiatives collaborations with other organisations.
If you're already working with us and you have a new project proposal, discuss it with your current National Highways project contact.
- have a project or initiative that might be eligible for funding
- aren't already working with us
Complete our expression of interest form.
We'll consider your project if:
- it demonstrates the principles for funding, set out in our Designated funds plan 2020–2025
- a suitable procurement route can be identified.
If you have questions, or would like to discuss an idea before completing the Expression of interest form, please email our designated funds team.