Funding competition: innovation in cycling and walking

2 May 2017

The Department for Transport has launched a funding competition for innovative projects that lead to more walking and cycling.

"Proposals will tackle current barriers and encourage more journey stages to be made by bicycle or on foot. Innovations may include, for example, technology, infrastructure, manufacturing or behavioural change.

"The competition is open to individuals, groups and organisations. It is particularly suitable for early-stage, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Industry partners such as local government, independent and third sectors can carry out the project on their own or with others.

The competition has two phases. Up to £170,000 is allocated for phase 1, and up to £300,000 for phase 2.

Phase 1: Proof of concept. Projects should last up to 15 weeks and cost up to £25,000 each.

Phase 2: Demonstrator projects. Projects should last up to 9 months. They can range in size up to a total cost of £100,000 per project.


Please read the competition brief to make sure that your project is eligible.

Guidance is available to help you complete the application form.

The registration deadline is 7 June 2017 (midday). The application deadline is 14 June 2017 (midday).


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