Yorkshire Bank Bike Library Enterprise Scheme deadline 25 May 2018

27 March 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for community organisations in Yorkshire who want to set up a Bike Library in their community.

Details from Yorkshire Bank:

"For the first time in the 114-year history of the Tour de France, a Grand Départ host destination has committed to the ambitious aim of giving every child in its locality access to a bike for free. Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries are seeking to deliver a county wide cycling legacy for all generations and all abilities.

"Whilst we’re delighted to have reached a total of 49 Bike Libraries across the county, we’d love to get more up and running in the above areas. If you think you might like to apply but aren’t sure about the initiative, please do get in touch to discuss it further.

"The concept of a Bike Library is simple - a site (e.g. leisure centre, community centre, library etc.) 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.

"Applicants from all over the county are now free to apply for funding to set up a Bike Library in their community. Please note this is not a fund to support commercial activity or start-ups."


Please read the guidance notes before completing the application form.

The deadline for applications is 25 May 2018.


If you would like to discuss a potential project in more detail, please contact Rachel Davies on 07502 317895.

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