Bike Club funding available for youth projects in many areas

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CliveA
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Bike Club funding available for youth projects in many areas

Postby CliveA » 7 Sep 2010, 11:47am

If you've not heard of Bike Club, here's a brief summary that may be of interest, as there are funds available to local cycling groups:

Bike Club is a scheme set up by CTC and two other organisations to assist projects that enable more children and young people to gain positive experiences through cycling.

Small grants (typically up to around £2000) are available alongside expert support from regional staff.

Applications can be made by virtually any group, including local cycling groups. However, these applications should relate to work which will expand the opportunities for young people not currently cycling, or not riding a great deal. Some of the most exciting applications so far have included working with young offenders, with deprived communities, with teenage mums and with young disabled people. Projects have covered areas like mountain biking, Bikeability training, bike maintenance, BMX riding and general leisure riding.

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Bike Club hopes to entend to become truly UK-wide, but in the meantime, applications for funding are welcomed from the the areas around the following towns and cities:

England:
    Exeter
    Bristol
    Woking
    Brighton & Hove
    London (Barnet, Brent, Westminster, Camden)
    Colchester
    Cambridge
    Southend-on-Sea
    Leicester
    Derby
    Sheffield
    Chester
    Southport
    Lancaster & Morecambe
    Blackpool
    York
    Darlington
    And, soon, Newcastle and Gateshead
Wales:
    Cardiff
Scotland:
    Glasgow
    Edinburgh
    Fife
    Falkirk
    East Lothian
    West Lothian
    Midlothian
Northern Ireland:
    Belfast

If you'd like to know more, you can either contact the Bike Club officer who deals with your area, or drop me an email or a phone call.

Any questions, just shout,

Clive

Clive Andrews
Bike Club
07717 721511
clive.andrews@bikeclub.org.uk