TfL invites applications for community cycle project funding

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Transport for London has launched round two of a community cycle project funding scheme, offering up to £10,000 to each deserving project.

Ahead of the opening of the application period – running August 1st through September 19th – TfL has set aside a pool of £180,000 in grants. Know someone who might benefit? They can apply here.

Round one saw 31 organisations benefit, resulting in over 1,000 people new to cycling learning new skills. Earlier this year, Brothers on Bikes scooped the 2016 London Cycling Campaign (LCC) Community Project of the Year with This Girl Can BMX campaign and Core Arts were runners up. Both were projects funded via Cycling Grants London.

Other projects which have seen successes include; Wheels for Wellbeing; teaching the partially sighted to cycle, The Connection at St. Martin’s; reaching out to the homeless to develop new skills and Summer of Cycling; helping women aged 18 and over with physical and learning difficulties how to cycle.

Ben Plowden, TfL’s Director of Surface Strategy and Planning, said: “Through community cycling, more people from all walks of life are likely to be encouraged to take up cycling and we’re pleased that by the end of this summer, our cycling grants will benefit over 3,000 people with new cycling skills.”