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The purpose of Cycling Grants London is to encourage London’s diverse communities to cycle more often and cycle more safely. Cycle Grants London offers grants to projects, of up to £10,000 over a three year period.
Cycling makes people healthier and happier and it is an affordable, green and fun way to get around and explore the city. Just ask anyone you know who currently frequently cycles!
London is fast becoming a cycling city and Cycling Grants London wants to make sure all Londoners benefit from the joys of cycling, regardless of their background or situation. Often people don’t cycle because they lack the opportunity, information, skills, confidence or motivation to do so; or because they do not have access to a bicycle or the means to maintain it. Cycling Grants London supports community organisations that work with those who need encouragement and support to get them cycling. If you have an idea to inspire and support people in your community to cycle more often and cycle more safely, Cycling Grants London may be able to support you!
Organisations that have not received CGL or Community Cycling Fund for London (CCFL) funding before OR that have but are looking to deliver a new project,* can apply for the following funding:
o Year 1 – up to £5,000
o Year 2 – up to £3,000
o Year 3 – up to £2,000
Top up grants are no longer available.
You can only apply for Year 2 and Year 3 grants in conjunction with and at the same time that you apply for the Year 1 Grant. At the end of each year your project will be assessed to determine that it was delivered according to plan. Funding for Year 2 and 3 will only be released if this condition has been met.
Each organisation is able to submit up to 3 applications in the Cycling Grants London funding round. The individual projects in each of the applications needs to meet the eligibility and evaluation criteria. E.g. An organisation may want to apply for 3 different grants to cover projects delivered at 3 of its branches; or develop 3 different and distinct projects.
Please note that whilst it is possible to apply for 3 grants per organisation, justification for doing so must be robust. All applications will be judged against the criteria set. Funding through Cycling Grants London is limited so we urge applicants to consider the merits of submitting more than one application before doing so. For advice and guidance on multiple bids, please contact the grants administrators at Groundwork.
* A project is considered new if it meets at least one of the following criteria: