More than £500,000 of funding has been made available for community and not-for-profit groups in London to encourage people of all backgrounds to walk and cycle. The funding is available through two grant schemes, the first of which aims to address barriers to walking and cycling amongst traditionally underrepresented groups.
Funded by Transport for London (TfL) in partnership with The London Marathon Charitable Trust, the Walking and Cycling Grants London programme can provide up to £10,000 over three years to successful applicants. Applicants to this scheme will be judged on the potential of their idea to benefit the local community and boost walking and cycling levels.
The second scheme seeks to encourage smaller community groups who may have been inspired to walk and cycle more over the past year to continue to do so.
The Community Ideas Grant scheme has been developed by TfL and Groundwork London, with support from The London Marathon Charitable Trust. It is designed to help to kickstart smaller projects that are based on previous successes in other communities.