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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


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.

National Lottery/Heritage Fund/Quarterly deadlines

Grants available:  £10k to £10m

District: England

Application closes: Rolling

Who is the funding for: Heritage related projects



National Lottery Heritage Grants form part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s new 10-year strategy, Heritage 2033, that aims to invest £3.6 billion across the UK with grants ranging from £10,000 up to £10 million.

The strategy is centred around a simplified framework of four investment principles:

  • Saving heritage.
  • Protecting the environment.
  • Inclusion, access and participation.
  • Organisational sustainability.

Grants are available to support projects of up to five years that care for and sustain heritage in the UK. This could include nature and habitats, historic buildings and environments, or cultures, traditions and people’s memories.

The programme funds projects that:

  • Clearly focus on heritage – this can be national, regional or local heritage of the UK.
  • Take into account all four investment principles.
  • Have a clear plan with a defined start, middle and end.
  • Have not already started.
  • Can demonstrate the need for National Lottery investment.

Two levels of funding are available:

  • Grants from £10,000 to £250,000 for projects of no more than five years in duration.
  • Grants from £250,000 to £10 million for projects of no more than five years in duration (excluding the development phase).


Who can apply:

Applications from:

  • £10,000 to £100,000 will be accepted from not-for-profit organisations, private owners of heritage and partnerships.
  • £100,000 to £10 million will be accepted from not-for-profit organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations.

Applications for more than £250,000 require an Expression of Interest which can be submitted at any time. If successful, applicants will then need to submit a development phase application. These have quarterly application deadlines.

Applications for grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are open all year round with decisions in about two months.