Cycle and Stride grant applications now open to community groups

Successful applicants could receive a grant of up to £10,000

Cycle and Stride grant applications now open to community groups

Community groups in Stockport are being given the opportunity to apply for a grant that could encourage more people to walk and cycle in their area.

‘Cycle and Stride for Active Lives’ is an exciting initiative from Transport for Greater Manchester that supports community groups and people in Stockport and Greater Manchester to become more active through walking and cycling.

Made possible by a £1 million grant from the London Marathon Charitable Trust, the three-year programme seeks to reach 10,000 people across communities that are least likely to be active or to walk or cycle their journeys.

Applications are now open for community organisations to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to deliver an Active Travel Community Resource that will help inspire more people to walk, cycle or wheel.

Successful applicants could receive:
• Support from an experienced active travel officer at Transport for Greater Manchester to help plan and deliver your project
• Cycle Training, led cycles and walks and much more
• A grant of up to £10,000

Cllr Mark Roberts, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment, said: “This is a fantastic scheme and I really hope community groups in Stockport apply so they can take advantage of what is on offer.

“Having the opportunity to take advantage of professional training should be a real incentive for groups to submit their applications and therefore boost the number of people in their area who are walking and cycling on a daily basis.

“It is a healthier option and something we can all benefit from with the reduction in congestion and air pollution that comes from less local journeys taken by car.”

For more information, and to apply, please visit Cycle and Stride