We are keen to hear from any sports club or community organisation with a great idea that will make a difference. We believe that investment in community-based, accessible cycling facilities and equipment will drive increased participation, encouraging existing cyclists to cycle more regularly and encouraging new cyclists to take part.
If you have already started a crowdfunding campaign, find out how to apply for this extra funding below. Or you can take the first step by hitting the 'Start crowdfunding' button below.
British Cycling’s collaboration with Crowdfunder to support clubs and community organisations will close on Sunday 19 February, after facilitating more than a million pounds of investment into cycling facilities, equipment and training.
The collaboration has enabled clubs and community organisations with existing Crowdfunding campaigns to receive match funding from British Cycling up to the value of £15,000.
Finsbury Park Skate Plaza laid out a vision to build a new, open-to-all skate plaza, with space for bowls, street skating, scooters, bladers and bikers. In the end their community raised £45,567 including extra funding from British Cycling and Sport England.
Brixton BMX Club is a volunteer-led community based in south London, established in 1981. They have brought people together around a shared passion for riding bikes for more than 40 years and was home to Olympic silver medalist Kye Whyte. They raised £56,795 to ensure the club delivers its services for local young people, thanks to £30,000 of extra funding from British Cycling, Sport England and Lambeth Council.
The Places to Ride fund is inspiring people to ride and supporting cycling activity in communities.
You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.
The Places to Ride programme is funding the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities in communities across England. The programme has been made possible through a £15million commitment from Government and is being delivered through a partnership of British Cycling, Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).There are a number of things we want to achieve with this investment, but most importantly we want to:
We’re keen to hear from any sports club or community organisation with a great idea that will make a difference to the places where people ride. We believe that investment in community-based, accessible cycling facilities and equipment will drive increased participation, encouraging existing cyclists to cycle more regularly and encouraging new cyclists to take part.In addition to the primary objectives set out above, the Places to Ride fund seeks to:
The Places to Ride programme is distributing public money, therefore organisations must also meet eligibility requirements.
Before completing your application please read the full Eligibility and Pledge Criteria. Read here.
Successful applicants will be asked to agree to the the British cycling Places to Ride Terms and Conditions of Funding. Read here.
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Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.
You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.
Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.
Take part in our crowdfunding course designed specifically for sports ideas and ventures starting out looking to raise funds.
Our team regularly host live and interactive sessions to share all the tips and know-how you need to be successful on Crowdfunder.
If applying to match funding from Sport England, this free PDF guide can give you all the information and inspiration you need to get started.