The programme is aimed at groups that are traditionally under-represented in cycling (e.g. through income, health, ability, skills and access to information or equipment).
The programme aims to:
Cycling Grants London is championing safer and more liveable streets by challenging current attitudes to transport, healthy living and the public realm. The programme promotes 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 programme is to establish successful sustainable projects and strengthen community groups’ capacity for continued development. Funded projects should promote skill-sharing and partnership working to meet the individual needs of local communities, and aim to encourage more cycling, more often, more safely.
The 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 run cycle training for people in the community who are not confident with their current cycling ability or who currently don’t cycle at all. It is a great way for communities to set up and run projects that encourage cycling.
Grant administrator Groundwork London has a dedicated Grants Team who work with applicants to develop project ideas and provide advice and support through the grant cycle, from offering initial guidance through to supporting implementation and project completion. The organisation also has teams of outreach officers who work with communities across London, so if there are particular groups and audiences you are keen to reach through your project, tailored support can be given 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.