Our work with communities

We’re proud to work with organisations already at the heart of our communities to provide tailored support, helping people overcome transport barriers and access employment, education, training and leisure opportunities by bike or on foot.

We’re proud to work with organisations already at the heart of our communities to provide tailored support, helping people overcome transport barriers and access employment, education, training and leisure opportunities by bike or on foot.

Funding and grants

Since 2018 we have awarded 35 organisations across West Yorkshire a total of more than £225,000 funding. Our community grant schemes invite not-for-profit organisations to bid for grants to deliver grassroots initiatives enabling people living and working in their community to cycle and walk more.

Each project focuses 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.

In 2021 we will be working with more West Yorkshire community organisations to reach more people across West Yorkshire.

Community hubs

In 2019 The Compton Centre, Harehills, Seacroft’s Community Hub at Deacon House, Seacroft South One Stop Centre and Halton Library received 14 new bikes, 10 new bike lockers, plus spare parts and advance bike maintenance training for a member of staff to service the fleet.

All four community hubs are located near to our segregated cycling and walking route between Seacroft and Leeds city centre – the eastern section of our award-winning Bradford Leeds Cycle Superhighway.

You can see more about this on our news page.

During 2021 we plan to develop five community cycling and walking hubs across West Yorkshire. These hubs will support delivery of West Yorkshire's Connectivity Strategy and help make walking and cycling the first choice for short journeys and a safe and convenient way of integrating with public transport services.

Organisations we’ve worked with

Bradford
BEAP Community Partnership
Bradford Trident
Community Action Bradford and District
LS29 Group
Margaret Carey Foundation with Bradford Bikery

Calderdale
Happy Days UK

Leeds
New Wortley Community Club

Kirklees
Northorpe Hall
Transformers North

Wakefield
Lightwaves Community Centre