2014 CCFL Grants funding round opens on Monday 22nd September

The 2014 Community Cycling Fund for London (CCFL) funding round is opening on Monday 22nd September and will close 2 weeks later on Monday 6th October.

The Community Cycling Fund for London (CCFL) is a scheme funded by Transport for London (TfL) and administered by the London Cycling Campaign (LCC), to support community groups to set up cycling initiatives that benefit people of all ages and backgrounds.

Community cycling grants of up to £5,000 and £3,000 will be on offer to community groups and not for profit organisations across the capital that will promote and encourage cycling to all members of the community. Projects that have received a CCFL grant in the past will be able to apply for a top up grant of £1,000.

The fund aims to assist the development of projects which engage people with cycling and to make riding a bike an activity that is open to all Londoners.  CCFLsupports community projects that build the confidence of infrequent or new cyclists from all types of backgrounds – especially groups such as women, children, young people and disabled people. Applicants will need to prove that they are able to provide access to cycling in deprived areas, and to hard to reach groups where cycling is limited by income, equipment, health, ability, skills or information.

Applications for funding will commence on Monday 22nd Septemer and close 2 weeks later on Monday 6th of October and are open to a broad range of organisations including residents’ associations, charities, community groups and youth organisations. The awarded money could  be used to run local rides, provide cycle training, hold bike events, bike maintenance or other small scale projects that encourage cycling.

London Cycling Campaign Grants officer, Aurora Trujillo said:  “Last year the fund enabled 26 community cycling projects to get off the ground and deliver a variety of cycling activities, encouraging  thousands of Londoners from all backgrounds to take-up  cycling or ride more often. The fund supported a wide range of organisations, from the Hackney Volunteer Police Cadets and Tower Hamlets BMX that motivated young people to develop a real passion for cycling, to the Empowering Deaf Society which worked to provide cycle training and other cycle activities that were fully accessible to deaf people. Working with groups that face specific barriers to cycling is key to making it an activity that is accessible to all Londoners”

All information on how to apply here.