£300,000 in grants available for cycling projects in London

Carlton Reid
£300,000 in grants available for cycling projects in London

Up to £300,000 is available from Transport for London to help community and not-for-profit groups get more Londoners cycling. Additionally there are £3,000 grants for new and existing projects to buy electric bikes.

Eligiible initiatives can include cycle training, loan bikes, guided rides and courses to teach basic cycle maintenance. New projects will receive up to £10,000 over three years.

Over the last two years TfL’s Cycling Grants London programme has helped 46 community groups encourage over 12,000 people to cycle.

As part of the Mayor’s draft Transport Strategy, the Mayor has set a target to increase the proportion of people walking, cycling and taking public transport to 80 per cent of journeys by 2041, compared to 64 per cent now. 

Ben Plowden, TfL’s Director of Surface Strategy and Planning, said: “Applications are welcome from all charities and not-for- profit community groups, and new for this year we will be considering grant applications for the use of electric bikes to encourage even more Londoners to cycle.”

Cycling Grants London is administered on behalf of TfL by social regeneration charity Groundwork London.

 

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