It’s great that you are thinking about applying for a small-scale grant from the Places to Ride programme; we know small amounts of funding can make a big difference.
How much can you apply for?
You can request from £1,000 up to £50,000, but we expect the majority of applications to be towards the lower end.
We want to fund as many projects as possible, therefore we will be looking for organisations to provide partnership funding. The target is 50% but it must be no lower than 25%.
Who is it for?
This level of funding is perfect for improvements to an existing cycling facility, developing a learn to ride area, providing cycle storage solutions or purchasing equipment to support those from the local community. The fund is open to all organisations looking to develop cycling, but we would anticipate that clubs (existing or new), community organisations, education establishments or charitable organisations will be particularly interested.
What is expected of you?
The programme has a two-stage application process.
Stage 1 (closing date 16th November 2020) - The initial application is short and simple to complete and involves you introducing the project idea. This should detail who will benefit, what you are hoping to achieve and how it will happen.
Stage 2 (closing date 15th January 2021) - If your project is supported, you will progress to a second stage where we will ask for more information and supporting documents about your specific project and organisation. This could be more information about the equipment you are trying to purchase or more technical questions such as evidence of land ownership depending on the project.
Make an application
Find out what information is required before making your application online by viewing the sample application form. If you are a school please click here for additional information about what to consider when submitting your application.