Fund title: Places to Ride

Focus of fund/fund aims:

A £15m programme to create and improve cycling facilities in communities across England

Application deadline:

Applications may be submitted at any time up until 15 January 2021

Fund description:

The Places to Ride programme has a budget of £15million to invest in community-based, accessible cycling facilities. The aim is to encourage increased participation in cycling, encourage existing cyclists to ride more regularly and encourage new cyclists to take part.

The funding can be used for small- and medium-scale facility improvements or equipment through to large-scale new-build facilities across all types of cycling. Small grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available. It is expected that the average grant will be much less than £50,000. Grants of up to £500,000 are available for larger projects.

Projects could include:

  • new cycling facilities
  • improvements to existing cycling facilities, such as lighting, fencing, workshop space or toilets
  • learn-to-ride areas
  • combined and co-located schemes with various cycling facility types available
    equipment such as bicycles, specialised bicycles, storage facilities, data-tracking monitors, coaching equipment, etc.
  • cycling kit and equipment
  • training equipment
  • cycle storage
  • other items that can support innovative solutions to getting more people riding bikes, eg, using technology.

Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit organisations located in England, including clubs, local authorities, community organisations, education establishments and charitable organisations.

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