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8 Aug 2018   ·   News

Cycling Grants London now open

Cycling Grants London offers grants of up to £10,000 over 3 years to projects that encourage London’s diverse communities to cycle more often and more safely. The 2018 application window is now open, and closes 17 September.

Cycling Grants London is a grants programme funded by Transport for London and administered by Groundwork London.

The programme is aimed at groups that are traditionally under-represented in cycling (e.g. through income, health, ability, skills and access to information or equipment).

The programme aims to:

  1. Increase cycling in new, lapsed or occasional cyclists
  2. Increase confidence in cycling
  3. Increase cycling frequency
  4. Make bike ownership more accessible

Cycling Grants London is championing safer and more liveable streets by challenging current attitudes to transport, healthy living and the public realm. The programme promotes cycling not only as a means of transport, but also a route to greater personal freedom, better health and more cohesive communities.

The objective of the programme is to establish successful sustainable projects and strengthen community groups’ capacity for continued development. Funded projects should promote skill-sharing and partnership working to meet the individual needs of local communities, and aim to encourage more cycling, more often, more safely.

The programme provides funding to get cycling projects off the ground or appeal to a new audience. The funding can be used to buy bikes, tools and equipment as well as run cycle training for people in the community who are not confident with their current cycling ability or who currently don’t cycle at all. It is a great way for communities to set up and run projects that encourage cycling.

Find out more here.