Sheffield City Council has urged residents to check their eligibility for support before the zone goes live on 27 February 2023.

The financial support will be available in the form of a grant, an interest subsidised loan or a mix of the two.

Cllr Julie Grocutt, co-chair of the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee, said: ‘I want to encourage everyone to check their eligibility online and apply for the financial support wherever they can. There is a pot of money for people to apply for and we want people to use these funds whilst they are available.

‘The Clean Air Zone is there to protect people in Sheffield from the effects of exposure of NO2 emissions. We know this is vital going forward for our current and future generations. We are committed to doing all we can to limit the public health implications that the effects of NO2 create such as lung cancer and cardiovascular disease. I know the Clean Air Zone will benefit our city hugely, we are thinking about the now and long-term benefits which I know we will all be very grateful for.

‘The financial package available is one of the best of any local authority, and I want Sheffield residents and businesses to use it.’