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Cycling UK/Cycling /25 June 2024

Grants available:  up to £3,500

District: UK

Application closes: 25 June 2024

Who is the funding for: Community Groups

Link:Apply for grant funding to deliver Big Bike Revival | Cycling UK

About:

Cycling UK is offering grants of up to £3,500 for voluntary and community cycle groups across England to deliver projects and activities that:

  • Encourage people who don’t cycle to cycle.
  • Encourage people to cycle more often.
  • Increase short cycling trips.
  • Improve the perception of cycling safety.
  • Improve people’s confidence to cycle.

For the Summer 2024 funding round, there is a focus on encouraging partners to inspire participants to return to subsequent events, to help sustain increases in cycling, and to help make a much bigger difference through Big Bike Revival.

The Big Bike Revival Grants Programme will support events and activities that use the ‘fix-learn-ride’ model to provide sessions for people groups that are underrepresented in cycling, such as:

  • Women.
  • People on low incomes.
  • People who suffer from poor mental health.
  • People who are not meeting physical activity guidelines.
  • People who are lacking confidence.
  • Unemployed people.
  • Military veterans.
  • People who are experiencing substance abuse.
  • Ethnic minorities.
  • Refugees and asylum seekers.
  • People who are experiencing transport poverty.

Funding can be used for costs including but not limited to:

  • Staff costs.
  • Volunteer expenses, such as refreshments and travel.
  • Equipment purchases, including tools, bikes, bike parking, locks, helmets, high-vis jackets, and pumps.
  • Equipment hiring, including cones, high-vis jackets, helmets, or bikes.
  • Consumables, including brake pads, inner tubes, cables, lubricant, or small parts.
  • Venue hires or location fees.
  • Participant refreshments such as reasonable drinks and snacks.
  • Promotion costs.
  • Transport, including transportation of goods to and from the event location.
  • Personal Protection Equipment.

Funding is for activities delivered between 29 March 2024 and 31 October 2024.

Who can apply:

Delivery partners are typically volunteer-led groups, not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises that are rooted in local communities and working to address a range of local needs.

They are experienced in engaging with non-regular cyclists and people in need in terms of social, economic and health deprivation.

Government/Community Assets/Final Round late May

Grants available:  up to £2 million (average grant £250,000)

District: UK

Application closes: Final round will open in May 2024

Who is the funding for: Community Groups

Link:Community Ownership Fund Round 4: how to express your interest in applying – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

About:

This fund helps community groups buy or renovate assets that would otherwise be lost to the community.

Assets are venues and meeting spaces used by the local community, such as:

  • community centres
  • cinemas and theatres
  • galleries
  • museums
  • music venues
  • parks
  • post office buildings
  • pubs
  • shops
  • sporting and leisure facilities

Assets can be at risk of being lost to the community from:

  • closure or end of lease
  • neglect or dereliction
  • an unsustainable current business model
  • being for sale
  • being listed for disposal
  • being part of a community asset transfer

The asset must offer value to local people. You must be able to run it sustainably for the long term.