Get into Gear – TfL’s ‘Cycling Grants London’ scheme is open
Community groups and not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to apply for cycling grants, to help them promote pedal power through initiatives such as cycle training, bike maintenance and guided rides.
Cycling Grants London is a new programme funded by TfL and managed by the environmental regeneration charity, Groundwork. It offers funding to community groups such as residents' associations, charities and youth groups for projects that encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to cycle safely.
New cycling projects can apply from today for up to £10,000 in funding over a three year period. Projects that have previously received cycling grants from TfL will be eligible for top-up grants up to £3,000 to help them continue delivering existing initiatives. The deadline for funding applications is 21 September.
Ben Plowden, TfL's Director of Surface Strategy and Planning, said: 'London is experiencing phenomenal growth in cycling, and we are committed to helping everyone learn how to cycle safely through our Cycling Grants London programme.
'Working with Groundwork we hope that community groups will take up the challenge and develop projects that will hone skills of infrequent riders and those new to cycling.'
Lindy Kelly, Executive Director of Groundwork London, said: 'We're excited to receive our first applications for funding and are very much looking forward to helping new and existing community cycling projects take off.'
More information on Cycling Grants London and how to apply is available at www.cyclinggrants.london.
Notes to Editors:
- Projects are expected to help build the confidence of infrequent or new cyclists from all backgrounds and increase the uptake of cycling by those under represented in cycling at present, such as women, children and young people, who may be limited by income, equipment, health, ability, skills or information
- The grants were previously known as 'Community Cycling Funds for London' (CCfL) and were administered by the London Cycling Campaign (LCC)
- TfL has funded over 300 community based cycling activities since 2003
- In addition to Cycling Grants London, TfL offers organisations without cycling facilities up to £10,000 worth of cycling products and services to help encourage employees cycle to work. Visit tfl.gov.uk/cyclingworkplaces for more details.