Applications are open

Grants of up to £50,000 are once again available to support organisations across West Yorkshire to become a community walking and cycling hub.

The grant application process

We are offering grants of up to £50,000 to support organisations across West Yorkshire to join our expanding network of places helping people in the community make more journeys on foot and by bike.

Community walking and cycling hubs are welcoming “one-stop-shops” that cater for people’s walking, cycling, scooting and wheeling (using a wheelchair or mobility aid) needs.

This funding is open to social enterprises, registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities, and private limited companies registered in the UK.

A track record of delivering active travel engagement work is not essential. To be eligible for our funding, it is enough that you and your organisation are committed to developing active travel participation in your area.

We would welcome applications from two or more organisations working collaboratively, and this may include a local authority.

The deadline for grant applications is midnight on Sunday 18 February 2024.

Before completing the application form, please read the guidance and ensure you follow the advice that accompanies each question.

Please submit completed forms to cityconnect@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Download the grant application guidance notes

Download a grant application

“Meet the funder” events

Applicants can find out more information about the grant funding criteria and application process at a series of “Meet the funder” sessions, please see list below.  

The team will be available to feedback on ideas and plans and provide guidance on completing the application form. Please note that these will be drop-in sessions, so you may need to wait to speak to a member of the team.

Applicants can also request a 1:1 virtual meeting with a member of the team to discuss their ideas and application.

Bradford

Thursday 1 February 13:00 – 15:00

City Hall - Committee Room 3. Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY

Calderdale

Thursday 1 February 12:30 – 16:00 

Princess Buildings GF-015 John Fielden, Princess Street, Halifax, HX1 1TS

Leeds

Friday 2 February 09:30 – 11:30 

Wellington House, 40-50 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2DE 

Wakefield

Friday 2 February 13:00 – 16:00 

The Wakefield Suite, Upper Ground Floor, Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield WF1 2EB

Kirklees

Monday 12 February 13:00 - 15:30

Brian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade, Huddersfield HD1 5JP

What are walking and cycling hubs?

We’re funding 13 organisations across the region a total of more than £640,000 to support more people in their communities to walk and cycle.

Each group has received up to £50,000 to become a community walking and cycling hub.

These hubs will be “one-stop-shops” for people to access everything they need to walk and cycle, including advice and support on routes, equipment, training and group activities.

Where’s my nearest hub?

Map showing all the Community Active Travel Hubs across West Yorkshire

Organisation Local authority area Address
Bradford Capital of Cycling Bradford Rawson Road, Bradford, BDl 3SH
Bradford Trident Bradford Parkside Sports Centre, Parkside Road, Bradford, BOS SEH
Climate Action Ilkley Bradford Alpkit, 7 Station Road, Ilkley, LS29 SHF
Margaret Carey Foundation Bradford Windsor Court, Shipley, BD18 3EU
Colne Valley Cycle Therapy Kirklees The Civic Hall, New Street, Slaithwaite, HD7 SAB
Experience Community at Leeds Urban Bike Park Leeds Leeds Urban Bike Park, Ring Road Beeston Park, Leeds, LS10 3TN
Leeds Urban Bike Park Leeds Leeds Urban Bike Park, Ring Road Beeston Park, Leeds, LS10 3TN
LS14 Trust Leeds 35 Ramshead Approach, Seacroft, Leeds, LS14 1HH
LS Ten Leeds LS-TEN, Unit 14, Kitson Road, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 1NT
New Worley Community Centre Leeds New Wortley Community Centre, 40 Tong Road, Leeds, LS12 1LZ
Otley Town Council Leeds Otley Core Resource Centre, Unit 11, Orchard Gate, Otley, LS21 3NX
The Conservation Volunteers Leeds Hollybush Conservation Centre, Broad Lane Kirkstall, Leeds, LSS 3BP
Altofts Community Sports Foundation Wakefield Pugneys Country Park, Asdale Road, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7EQ
Experience Community - mobile hub   Leeds Urban Bike Park, Ring Road Beeston Park, Leeds, LS10 3TN

What can I expect?

  • Group activities, including led walks and rides
  • Cycle training - learning to ride, building skills and confidence, and bike maintenance
  • Access to a range of adapted cycles and specialist equipment
  • Equipment including bikes and helmets
  • Expert support and advice
  • Route information

 

Learn about our walking and cycling hubs

  1. Making cycling more inclusive: Experience Community

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    • Case studies
    • City Connect
    • 16 December 2022

    Each month, we will be shining a spotlight on one of West Yorkshire’s new walking and cycling hubs to find out more about their plans and how you can get involved. This month, we’ve been catching up with Experience Community CIC.

    Read more about Making cycling more inclusive: Experience Community