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 (through income, health, ability, skills and access to information or equipment).
The programme aims to promote safer and more liveable streets by challenging current attitudes to transport, healthy living and the public realm. We want to promote 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 grants programme is to establish successful sustainable projects and strengthening community groups’ capacity for continued development. Projects should promote skill-sharing and partnership working to deliver projects that meet the individual needs of local communities. Projects should aim to encourage more cycling, more often, more safely.
The grants 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 cycle training for those people in the community who are not confident with their current cycling ability or who have to start from scratch. It is a great way for communities to set up and run projects that encourage cycling.
Cycling Grants London is administered by Groundwork London. We have a dedicated Grants Team who will work with applicants to develop project ideas and provide advice and support through the grant cycle, from offering initial advice and ideas through to implementation and project completion. We also have teams of outreach officers who work with communities across London, so if there are particular groups and audiences you would be looking to reach through your project, we can offer tailored support to help you achieve this.
Please note that Cycling Grants London replaces the Community Cycling Fund for London (CCFL) that ran between 2006-2014. This earlier programme was administered by the London Cycling Campaign. CCFL is referred to throughout the guidance documents and is particularly relevant for any projects wishing to apply for top up grants to support projects previously in receipt of this funding.