Funding opportunities

Funding is available to help promote and support cycling locally and make workplaces, schools, colleges, universities and communities across Scotland cycling friendly.


Grant funding support

Employer development grant

The Cycling Friendly Employer development fund, financed by Transport Scotland, provides grant funding of up to £25,000 per registered workplace for capital projects that help meet the Cycling Friendly award criteria. Common projects include installation of secure and sheltered cycle parking, upgrades to shower and changing facilities, or purchase of office pool bikes.

Community development grant

Community groups across Scotland can apply for a number of funding streams and support programmes throughout the year to help them encourage cycling locally, all of which can help towards gaining the nationally recognised Cycling Friendly award.

The Cycling Friendly Community development fund supports and enables delivery of initiatives and projects that will increase access to bike and opportunities to cycle.

Secondary School development fund

The Cycling Friendly Secondary School development fund supports projects which increase opportunities for pupils and staff to travel by bicycle.

The development fund is open to secondary schools across Scotland who are working towards or wish to maintain the Cycling Friendly Secondary School award. Schools can apply for grants of up to £4,000.

Campus development fund

The campus fund supports colleges and universities across Scotland who are actively working to promote cycling as a sustainable travel choice and increase the number of journeys by bike. Capital projects which are focused on improving cycling facilities and physical infrastructure, such as cycle parking, signage and changing facilities are the key focus on this funding opportunity.

Further and higher education organisations can apply for up to £25,000 and the fund is open to all colleges, universities (and associated organisations, e.g students associations) for projects focused on campuses located in Scotland.