Transport for London is calling all community groups and not-for-profit organisations to apply for cycling grants to help more people cycle. The next funding round opens on 1 August and closes on 19 September 2016.
Cycling Grants London helps to fund cycling initiatives such as cycle training, bike maintenance courses and guided rides. The programme is funded by Transport for London (TfL) and managed by the environmental regeneration charity, Groundwork London.
In its second year, the programme has already provided funding to 31 organisations who have taught new skills to over 1,000 people who are new to cycling. Up to 24 new projects run by organisations such as resident’s associations, charities and youth groups will receive funding in this round. Organisations can apply for up to £10,000 over a three year period for projects that encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to cycle more often.
Ben Plowden, TfL’s Director of Surface Strategy and Planning, said: “Through community cycling, more people from all walks of life are likely to be encouraged to take up cycling and we’re pleased that by the end of this summer, our cycling grants will benefit over 3,000 people with new cycling skills.”
Lindy Kelly, Executive Director of Groundwork London, said: “We’re excited to be launching the 2016 round of Cycling Grants London with TfL. Last year we funded 31 inspirational community cycling projects in the Capital, including all three of the projects nominated for Community Project of the Year at the London Cycling Awards 2016.
"Cycling Grants London offers community groups more than simply funding, successful applicants also receive on-going support and benefit from a programme of free training workshops, in topics including project management, bid writing and marketing and communications."
Brothers on Bikes scooped the 2016 London Cycling Campaign (LCC) Community Project of the Year with This Girl Can BMX and Core Arts were runners up, all projects funded via Cycling Grants London.
More information on Cycling Grants London and how to apply is available at www.cyclinggrants.london