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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 this will be administered by sportscotland. For more information on this strand visit the sportscotland website.

The second opportunity is the Events strand which will be 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 August 2022 to the 31 March 2023. Further details about funding for activity and events taking place after 31 March 2023 will be released at a later date.

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.

Deadline for application

Not currently accepting applications

Further details about funding for activity and events taking place after 31 March 2023 will be released at a later date.

How to apply

  1. 1

    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.

    Community Cycling Events Strand EOI Guidelines and Criteria 2022

    Published May 2022

  2. 2

    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, Monday 20 June 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].

    Community Cycling Fund Events Strand EOI form

    Published May 2022

  3. 3

    Meet the deadline

    EOIs should be submitted by email and in Word format to [email protected] by 5pm, Monday 20 June 2022 for events taking place from the 1 August 2022 to 31 March 2023.

  4. 4

    Panel

    All EOI will be considered by a panel made up of representatives from EventScotland, sportscotland, 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 for funding and answer any further questions.

  5. 5

    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.

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