Yorkshire Bank grants for Bike Libraries

12th February 2019

A bike library is a site with a fleet of bikes which are available to borrow for free. “These bikes can be used to partake in a range of activities to promote healthy living, social inclusion and to have fun! Activities might involve guided rides in the local community, a basic bike skills course or maintenance workshop, or simply the freedom to ride on a safe route with family and friends.”

Grants of up to £5,000 are available from Yorkshire Bank’s Bike Libraries fund to set up a new bike library in Yorkshire. Established charities, voluntary and community and not-for-profit organisations can apply.

Funding is not available for

  • Ongoing running costs of an organisation including salaries and rent.
  • A one-off event.
  • Existing activity; where the Bike Library is an expansion of your current enterprise, please confirm how this funding contributes to activity over and above what you already do.

Bikes must be donated to the scheme so funding will not cover the purchase of cycles.


Please read the guidance notes before completing the application form.

The deadline for applications in this round is 31 March 2019.


Contact Jess Barrans, telephone 07502 317895 or email jbarrans@yorkshire.com or Ama Butler, telephone 0113 322 3507 or email abutler@yorkshire.com