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

In 2018 alone, we awarded 22 organisations across West Yorkshire a total of more than £170,000 funding.

Our community grants scheme invited not-for-profit organisations to bid for grants of up to £10,000 to deliver grassroots initiatives enabling people living and working in their community to cycle and walk more.

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.

Community hubs

As well as 14 new bikes and 10 bike lockers, the Compton Centre, Harehills, Seacroft’s Community Hub at Deacon House, Seacroft South One Stop Centre and Halton Library received locks, 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.

 

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