What you need to know
The Community Cycling Fund is a joint initiative between the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, EventScotland and sportscotland.
It has been developed to create a national celebration of cycling across all of Scotland’s 32 Local Authority areas in the build up to the UCI Cycling World Championships in August 2023 in order to create a lasting benefit for communities across the country from the event.
The fund is made up of two separate funding opportunities to help deliver new and additional cycling opportunities, engaging and encouraging local communities to get more people riding bikes.
The first opportunity is the Development strand and is being administered by sportscotland.
The second opportunity is the Events strand which is being administered by EventScotland and will support Local Authorities and other organisations who are planning to deliver cycling activity and events in the build up to the Championships. Non-Local Authority organisers can only apply with the endorsement of their Local Authority.
Applicants to the Events strand can apply for awards between £5,000 and £15,000 for events taking place from 1 April 2023 to the 2 August 2023.
Local Authorities can be awarded funding through the Development strand and can also apply into the Events Strand. Please refer to the full programme guidance document for detailed criteria and conditions of funding.
How to apply
Read the guidance
Applicants to the Events strand of the Community Cycling Fund should download and read the full Community Cycling Events Strand, Expression of Interest Guidelines and Criteria 2022.
Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI)
The EOI form is available to download here. Please ensure you complete the form in full before returning to [email protected] by 5pm, Wednesday 16 November 2022. Each application will receive an email acknowledging receipt.
The EventScotland team are here to help and will be able to provide invaluable advice and guidance around eligibility and suitability of requests. If you have any specific questions or queries please email [email protected].
Meet the deadline
EOIs should be submitted by email and in Word format to [email protected] by 5pm, Wednesday 16 November 2022 for events taking place from the 1 April 2023 to 2 August 2023.
All EOI will be considered by a panel made up of representatives from EventScotland, sportscotland, Cycling Scotland, 2023 Cycling World Championships and Scottish Cycling to establish which EOI will be progressed to a fuller application.
After the panel, a member of EventScotland will be in touch to discuss the EOI. Applicants will be informed of the outcome and if they have been successful to be considered for funding and answer any further questions.
Agreement of funding
Successful applicants need to sign and return the grant award agreement and accept the terms and conditions before the funds will be paid into the organisation’s bank account. Successful applicants will be required to provide updates on progress in alignment with the schedule to be agreed as part of the grant agreement. This will be followed by a full post-event outcome report on completion of the event.