Not-for-profit groups across West Yorkshire can bid to win up to £10,000 of grant funding to assist and encourage residents from their local community to cycle and walk to access work, school or training
The grants, which are funded by the Cycling and walking to Work Fund and delivered through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme, are to allow groups to deliver projects offering grass-roots support for people living and working within their individual communities.
The total amount of grant funding available is £150,000, this is split into a nominal amount of £30,000 per West Yorkshire district. Grants will be allocated via a competitive process whereby groups and organisations apply to receive funding and are awarded based on their alignment with fund objectives.
“Having received funding through an earlier CityConnect community club grant scheme I would strongly encourage groups to apply,” said Satwant Singh, founder of Bolton Road Community Cycle Club. “The funding we received helped us develop a group, based at Ramgarhia Gurdwara in Undercliffe, which provides the opportunity for local people to get on bikes and discover the benefits of cycling in an informal and fun way. From my own experience, people enjoying cycling for leisure then find a natural pathway into cycling for transport purposes, which opens up all kind of employment and training opportunities which otherwise may have been inaccessible.”
Applications for the CityConnect Community Grants scheme close on Sunday 31st December. Delivery of successful projects will commence at the end of January 2018 and delivery must be complete by 31st July 2018.