If you’ve been keeping your eye on the cycle debate, live in London and are interested in getting on your bike, the Community Cycling Fund for London run by Transport for London is offering grants for up to £5000 for cycling projects for groups across London, including schools, residents’ associations’ mental health charities and youth organisations.
The money can be used buying bikes, tools and paying for storage, to teach people how to ride and how to maintain their bike or to organise cycling events.
The CCFL is accepting applications for funding from the 5th to the 19th of March and application packs are available to download from the CCFL site from the 2nd March. To be eligible for funding, you have to be a community group, a charity, a third sector or not for profit organisation, a community interest company, or a social enterprise. If you’re a school accredited through TfL’s STAR scheme you may also be eligible for funding.
The CCFL has shown that working with bikes and promoting cycling especially in less privileged groups can help make people more independent, assist them to come off benefits and build more stable communities.