Bikeability Trust - Widening Participation Fund

Aims/priorities: The Bikeability Trust distributes grant funding on behalf of the Department for Transport to fund Bikeability training for children in England.

The Widening Participation Fund has been established to identify children who do not currently access Bikeability and address the barriers that they face in accessing training. The fund will support innovative pilot projects that demonstrate how barriers can be overcome and participation increased within underrepresented groups. Particular focus will be given to lower uptake in areas of deprivation, and amongst specific ethnic backgrounds and female teenagers. 

The two key objectives of the fund are to:

  • Pilot new forms of Bikeability training with a focus on reaching every child.
  • Pilot initiatives that remove barriers to access to participating in Bikeability.

Pilot projects should be able to demonstrate how they can overcome barriers and increase participation in Bikeability within the following four key areas:

  • Lower take up in areas of deprivation.
  • Low take up amongst specific ethnic backgrounds.
  • Low delivery of Level 3 Training.
  • Low participation amongst female teenagers.

Funding can be used for promoting and delivering cycle training including staff/instructor time, salaries and equipment and resources.

Who can apply? Applications are open to current Bikeability training providers and any organisation that can increase participation. Partnership applications are welcome.

Grant amount: Up to £75,000.

Application process: Further guidance and an application form are available on the Bikeability Trust website. Contact the Bikeability Trust for further information.

Deadline: 29 October 2021 (5pm).

Contact information: Email

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over £25,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Children and Young People
Unpublish Date: 
Friday, 29 October, 2021