The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is offering grants of up to £50,000 to support organisations to become a hub for active travel engagement work, to help more people to walk, cycle, scoot, and wheel for leisure and recreation, for health, and to make more journeys, actively, more often.
The Community Active Travel Hubs will be 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, but a commitment to developing one is.
We would welcome applications from two or more organisations working collaboratively, and this may include a local authority.
The application window will open 16 May 2022, and applications should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for grant applications is midnight on Friday 15 July 2022.
Interested applicants will be able to learn more about the grant funding criteria and application process at a series of ‘Meet the Funder’ sessions, starting with a webinar on 8 June. In person sessions will be held during the application period, with one in each West Yorkshire district. We are awaiting full confirmation of locations in two districts, but the dates are detailed below. Once confirmed, we will set up Eventbrite pages for each of these, and you’ll be able to register in the usual way. These will run from 10.00 am until 14.00 pm and are drop-in sessions. These will be an opportunity to speak to members of the CityConnect team and Local Authority colleagues about your application.
- Monday 13 June – Calderdale, Princess Buildings
- Tuesday 14 June – Bradford, City Hall
- Wednesday 15 June – Leeds
- Thursday 16 June – Wakefield, Wakefield Town Hall
- Friday 17 June – Kirklees
Further details on how to sign up to the virtual ‘Meet the Funder’ event and supporting guidance to completing the application form is available at cyclecityconnect.co.uk/communityhubs.