Cycling Friendly Community


Use cycling to break down barriers and bring people together in your community.

From mental health groups to homeless charities, disability groups to refugee charities, the Cycling Friendly Community programme supports organisations across Scotland to take a leading role in increasing the number of people who cycle, creating sustainable communities.

What? Funding of up to £25,000 for bikes or facilities that make cycling more accessible.

Why? The fund makes it possible for more people, regardless of background or ability, to enjoy the benefits of being on a bike.

Who? Community groups in Scotland who are looking to increase opportunities for people to cycle can apply.

When? Applications received for the Cycling Friendly Community fund by 29th September 2023 will be included in the next assessment round. Grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis until all funding is fully committed.

The nationally recognised award celebrates community groups who are taking a leading role in ensuring that anyone, anywhere can enjoy the benefits of cycling. If you're creating opportunities for people to cycle, the award process is a support tool to help you become Cycling Friendly.

Register your community group

Groups across the country are working towards or have achieved bronze, silver and gold levels of the Cycling Friendly Community award for their commitment to making cycling easier and more accessible for anyone, anywhere. 

From overcoming inequalities and tackling transport poverty to bringing diverse communities together through cycling, Cycling Friendly Community projects across the country have some inspiring stories to share. 

We also offer a range of training to help people be more confident cycling in their community.  You might be interested in:

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