Scotland's Cycle Friendly Community Award Development Grants 2017/18

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The Cycle Friendly Community Award Development Grant scheme supports community groups with grants of up to £20,000 in order to encourage cycling in Scottish communities and increase the number of locals making journeys by bike.

This Transport Scotland funded grant scheme enables community groups to support and deliver sustainable projects. Reducing single occupancy car use and increasing active travel options will also result in reduced local transport related carbon emissions and increased health and wellbeing of the community.

Applications are accepted from constituted community groups and organisations who are actively working towards Cycle Friendly status.

This grant fund aims to facilitate projects which support improvement to cycling facilities and infrastructure.
Examples of eligible expenditure include:

• Procuring bicycles to improve community access to bikes, tackling inequality.

• Installing or enhancing cycle parking to increase capacity and/or security.

• Creating maintenance hubs (including procurement of tools, but not consumables)

Capital improvements will be at the core of successful proposals. However, Cycling Scotland will consider funding complimentary activities, examples of which are:

• Monitoring and Evaluation – including baseline data collection, audits, travel surveys / workshops, impact assessment.

• Cycle training – including Cycle Ride Leader training and Essential Cycling Skills.

• Maintenance training

• Sessional work / support.

• Promotional and engagement activities – such as targeted campaigns, festivals, led rides, Dr. Bike, bike breakfasts, travel planning, social marketing, Bike Week events.

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017 (5pm).

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