LCC hands out £200k to London community cycling projects

Nearly 50 community cycling groups in London are expected to receive a total of up to £200k in funding after months of hard work from LCC's community cycling team.

Since the funding window opened in December 2008, LCC has processed over 100 applications for community cycling grants as part of its partnership with Transport for London.

Many high-quality applications this year
Community Cycling Officer Rosie Tharp, "We're thrilled with the quality, the range and the sheer number of applications this year."

"And the hard work doesn't stop now: it's our job to make sure these projects are a real success, and each one makes an impact on the lives of Londoners in 2009."

Successful bids include:

  • Sikh Community Care Project -establishing an Asian Cycling Club
  • Redbridge Cycling Campaign Movers and Shakers project - getting councillors and business people out on bikes
  • Margins Project - running an “earn a bike” scheme for homeless people
  • Dysart School in Kingston - purchasing adapted bikes to allow children and young people with severe learning difficulties to cycle
  • BAGRA in Bexley - using cycling to aid recovering drug and alcohol users

LCC has three full-time members of staff managing funds from Transport for London's Community Cycling Fund for London.