Second year of additional community funding
Since 2008, LCC has been channelling funding from the Active Travel Consortium (ATC) into community cycling projects.
These fund allocations act as match funding with the established Community Cycling Fund for London (CCFfL) helping to bring more allocations up the maximum of £5000.
The ATC fund is directed at groups who haven't had the opportunity to pursue active lifestyles, providing allocations and offering the support of a project officer.
In 2009, the ATC and CCFfL joint allocations supported the groups including:
The Bluewheelers Cycling project, an initiative by the Regent's Park and Primrose Hill Safer Park team,
Triangle Cycling Project, a project to provide sufferers of mental health problems with a cycle training service,
Shri Swaminarayan Temple, a Hindu temple in Willesden,
Cycling to keep fit, St Philip's school in Kingston,
The Kuwaiti cycling club in Harrow and
The Sikh community care project in Redbridge.
LCC is keen to build on the success of community cycling in 2008 and to use our experience to help community groups and organisations deliver more innovative and inspiring cycle initiatives. To give you some ideas about projects that have successfully bid for ATC and CCFfL grant allocations please use the links on the right to download the annual reports for 2008.
LCC wants to support more groups in the working with the following areas:
The elderly, mental health, refugees, women’s groups, and disability groups.
If you feel you would like to find out more about ATC support, please get in touch with the Community Project Officer, Belinda Sinclair on 020 7234 9310 (ext 209) or using the contact form below.
The Community Cycling Team receives funding from Transport for London and a portfolio of projects are being delivered by a consortium of the leading walking, cycling and health organisations and funded through the Big Lottery Fund's Well-being Programme. The programme provides funding to support the development of healthier lifestyles and to improve well-being.
The Active Travel Consortium is led by Sustrans and includes British Cycling, CTC, Cycling England, Living Streets, London Cycling Campaign, the National Heart Forum, the National Obesity Forum, the Ramblers’ Association, Campaign for Better Transport, and Walk 21.
ATC is delivering a portfolio of projects that will enable two million people nationwide to become more physically active by walking or cycling as part of their daily lives by 2012.
The Big Lottery Fund, the largest of the National Lottery good cause distributors, has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK since its inception in June 2004.
Funding rounds for 2009 are now closed.