The Places to Ride Programme is provided by a £15 million commitment from Government and will be delivered over a three-year period through a partnership of British Cycling, Sport England and the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).
The key objectives of the programme are to:
- Inspire people to ride.
- Connect the community
- Build a lasting legacy.
Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations in England that are developing cycling activity in their community for the development of new, or the improvement of existing, cycling facilities in communities.
- Small grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available. It is expected that the average grant will be much less than £50,000.
- Larger grants of up to £500,000.
The funding will support small-medium scale facility improvements or equipment through to large-scale new build facilities across all types of cycling.
Who can apply
The funder is looking for organisations that ‘really understand’ cycling in their local community.
Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit organisations located in England, including:
- Clubs (existing and new).
- Local authorities.
- Community organisations.
- Education establishments.
- Charitable organisations.
Match funding is required and should be between 25% and 50%.
How to apply
It is recommended that applicants discuss their ideas before starting the application process with the relevant Cycling Delivery Manager, who can help to refine their ideas and provide feedback on lessons learnt from other projects.
There is a two-stage application process.
- Stage one applications can be submitted at any time until 15 January 2021.
- Stage two applications are by invitation only and full details will be provided at that time.
- West Midlands – Amy Gardner – email@example.com / 07940 738 319
When to apply
Applications can be submitted at any time until 15 January 2021. Decisions will be made every 12 weeks.
The prospectus, small grants advice and support, and online application form can be found on the the British Cycling website: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/placestoride