The Community Cycling Fund for London is welcoming applications

Community groups and not-for-profit organisations can apply for a £5K grant or a £500 'top up' grant until the 23 of September. The scheme, funded by Transport for London and administered by the London Cycling Campaign, supports groups working with the community to enhance people’s lives through cycling.

Hundreds of projects have been supported in the 10 years the scheme has been running. From DIY workshops, such as the London Bike Kitchen (Best Community Project - 2013 London Cycling Awards), that empower cyclists to look after their own bikes, to social enterprises, such as Carry Me Cargo Bikes, which helps families, tradespeople, businesses and indeed anyone to move their precious cargo by bicycle showing the pleasures and benefits of sustainable transport. CCFL funded projects have supported many Londoners, including less privileged ones, to get on the saddle and enjoy the benefits of cycling.

Other inspiring examples include the Salmon Centre youth centre bike workshop. With the CCFL grant they upgraded their existing workshop, opening it up to more young people and offering a wider range of cycling activities. Jamie, the Youth Work Manager, said ‘We have seen our young people grow in confidence, improve their skills and learn about improving their health. I would like to thanks CCFL for allowing us to work with some of the most vulnerable young people in the country and helping them to enjoy and achieve’.

You can find all the information on how to apply here, including many more examples of funded past projects, and a toolkit with information and tips on how to design your project and fill in the application form.

We encourage you to discuss your ideas and any questions you may have with the Grants Officer, Aurora Trujillo, or, in her absence, a member of the Cycling Projects Team. You can email grants@lcc.org.uk or call 02072349310.

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