Bike Library Grant - Active Travel Fund

Aims/priorities: A bike library is a simple concept. It’s a location where people can go to borrow a bike for free. Access to a bike is an issue in Greater Manchester (GM) with up to 75% of households not having one available. Therefore, even with the high-quality infrastructure being installed in many areas, if individuals do not have the ability to try it, maximum usage will not be achieved. The intention of this project is to provide a number of locations, near to quality cycling infrastructure, where the local community can easily loan a bike and see if cycling is for them. Loan periods can vary in time depending on local and personal circumstances and the intention is to build a network of libraries coordinated by TfGM with consistent branding and core values.

Libraries will ordinarily be in the heart of the community, within easy reach by foot; be it community centres, schools, village halls or local business premises. Indeed, there are already examples of similar type activity across GM, so TfGM’s role is to support expansion and improvements and to help set up where libraries will work best. The idea is to create a sustainable model where bikes are donated, fixed up and utilised.

Who can apply? Organisations based or working in Greater Manchester.

Grant amount: Up to £5,000

Application process: Applications for grants can be made by completing an application form and by following the timescale guidance provided in the invitation to apply. It is vital that the guidance notes (including Frequently Asked Questions) are read in advance. Any additional queries can be sent to 

Deadline: Friday 9 July 2021 (5pm)

Contact information: Email 


£1000.01 to £10,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
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Unpublish Date: 
Friday, 9 July, 2021