Support for communities

Our next round of grants to support communities across West Yorkshire is now open

We’re inviting not-for-profit organisations across West Yorkshire to bid for grants of up to £5,000 to support people in their communities to cycle and walk more.

Our community grants are intended to enable more people to make every-day journeys by bike and on foot. This may be to improve health and well being, to access employment and training, to support to people with physical and mental health conditions or to achieve one of the many benefits that cycling and walking brings.

The window for applications opens on Friday 19 February 2021 and closes at midnight on Friday 19 March 2021. To see examples of projects that could be delivered and support available please see:

If, after reading the guidance and application form, you would like to speak to a member of the team about your grant application please call 0113 251 7366 or email cityconnect@westyorks-ca.gov.uk.

This work will build on what has already been achieved through three previous rounds of the grant scheme, through which 35 organisations were awarded a total of more than £225,000 to deliver grassroots initiatives enabling people living and working in their community to access work, school or training opportunities by cycling or walking.

Each project focused on providing local solutions to local barriers with initiatives ranging from pool bikes and bike loans to led cycles and walks, increasing people’s confidence on two wheels, route planning, building employment skills through activities such as bike maintenance, and connecting people with employers through job fairs and work clubs.