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What we fund

Walking and Cycling Grants London

For new projects in 2024 WCGL will fund grants of up to £8,000 over two years with a potential of a third* to community groups and organisations, to create projects and programmes that allow all communities across London to enjoy the benefits of walking and cycling.

We work with groups whose participants need encouragement and support to get them walking and cycling.

*Third year of funding will be subject to available funding and success of said projects. Third year of funding would be £2,000

Type of grant

Organisations can apply for up to £8,000 for projects that run for up to two years with a potential for a third year of funding:


·    year one – up to £5,000
·    year two – up to £3,000
•    Third year of funding will be subject to available funding and success of said projects. Third year of funding would be £2,000


If you wish to apply for at least two years of funding, you must provide this information when you apply. We cannot extend projects that have requested solely a one year grant. 

At the end of each year, we assess your project to decide whether agreed outcomes or targets were achieved. Funding for years two and three will be released when targets have been met.

 

Community Ideas Grants

The Community Ideas Grants fund grants of up to £5,000 for one year projects to smaller community groups, charities and social enterprises who may not have applied for a grant or run a community project before. You can pick from a template list of previously successful walking or cycling project ideas to run in your community, and will receive more support throughout the application and project delivery period.

Type of grant

Organisations can apply for up to £5,000 for projects that run over one year. At the end of the delivery year you can either continue your project based on your sustainability plan, or apply for top-up funding for further years, where your project would then become part of the Walking and Cycling Grants London scheme. 

Applications are judged against the scoring criteria set. Funding is limited so we urge applicants to consider whether they need to submit more than one, as we aim to support as many organisations as possible. For advice and guidance contact the grants administrators at wcgl@groundwork.org.uk.

 

Supporting Documents and Translations: 

WCGL Application Guidance       CIG Prospectus
English   English
Easy Read   Easy Read
Bengali    Bengali
Polish    Polish
Portuguese    Portuguese
Romanian   Romanian
Spanish   Spanish

 

British Sign Language interpreted documents can be found on our videos section.

Further information and supporting documents can be found on our Resources page, located in the Community Ideas Hub. 

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