Community groups and not-for-profit organisations with ideas to get more people cycling are being urged to apply for funding from a Transport for London backed grant scheme.
Cycling Grants London has already provided funding to 31 organisations who have taught new skills to over 1,000 new cyclists and up to 24 new projects will receive funding this year. Organisations can apply for up to £10,000 over a three year period.
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 which manages the scheme for TfL, said: “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.
“We look forward to meeting and supporting many more community groups this year, to help more Londoners of all backgrounds, ages and abilities to discover the benefits of cycling.”
More information on Cycling Grants London and how to apply is available at cyclinggrants.london