British Cycling Places to Ride grants programme

25th June 2019

The Places to Ride programme will fund the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities in communities across England. This new fund is a £15million commitment from Government and will be delivered over the next three years through a partnership of British Cycling, Sport England and the Department for Culture Media and Sport.

What can be funded?

  • Cycling kit and equipment
  • Training equipment
  • Bicycles, including specialist bikes
  • Cycle storage
  • Improvements to facilities e.g. lighting, fencing, workshop space or toilets.
  • Other items that can support innovative solutions to getting more people riding bikes, e.g. using technology.

Programme aims

  • Encourage more people from a range of different backgrounds regardless of gender, age, ability or ethnicity to engage with cycling.
  • Invest in opportunities that connect local communities and address barriers to engaging with cycling.
  • A lasting legacy of active environments that provide high quality and affordable opportunities to engage with cycling now and in the future.

Match funding requirement

Every organisation will need to provide some partnership funding. The funder says that ideally this will be 50 per cent and no lower than 25 per cent, although applications with less partnership funding than this will still be considered.

Small grants

Grants of £1,000 to £50,000 are available. There are specific guidelines for small grants.

Large grants

Please read the full prospectus. “Applications seeking funding in excess of £500k will not be accepted except in exceptional circumstances.”


Organisations can complete the application form at any time until 15 January 2021. Decisions will be made every 12 weeks.

Groups in South Yorkshire can contact the Yorkshire Cycling Delivery Manager Anthony Gill, email or telephone 07940 738365.