Cycle Friendly Community


The Cycle Friendly Community Award encourages and supports communities across Scotland to take a leading role in increasing the number of people who cycle locally. 

Development Fund 2018/19

The Cycle Friendly Communities Development Fund seeks to support projects which improve cycling facilities and promote cycling for a community, increasing access to bikes and opportunities to cycle.

Community groups across Scotland can apply for between £2,500 and £20,000 for projects encouraging and supporting communities to take a leading role in increasing the number of people who cycle locally.

The Cycle Friendly Communities Development Fund is open to established (constituted) community focused groups who are actively working to increase opportunities for their community to cycle.

How to apply:

1. Download: Guidance Notes Terms and Conditions Application Form

2. Email your filled in application form to


The closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 18th July 2018.

If you have any questions please email Cycling Scotland Development Officer, Pete Mills on or call 0141 229 5358.

Cycle Friendly Community Award

Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly Community Award is aimed at encouraging and supporting community groups across Scotland to take a leading role in ensuring that anyone, anywhere can enjoy the benefits of cycling.

The award recognises communities that have contributed to promoting cycling as a healthy, sustainable travel choice, and sets out a pathway for those committed to becoming Cycle Friendly.

Cycling Scotland encourages community groups who are developing local cycling opportunities to engage with the award as a project support tool and to gain recognition for their achievements.

Award criteria cover 7 areas: Plan of Action; Barriers, Needs & Opportunities; Funding; Monitoring & Evaluation; Community Engagement; Communication & Promotion; Partnership & Stakeholder Working, and is split between 3 grades – Bronze, Silver and Gold.

For further information on the Award, please contact us.