Grants to be given out to back cycling

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An organisation that dishes out cash for charitable activities in our area will give out grants for groups that promote cycling.

One Community has allocated money to bike charity Go Cycling, which will be given to individuals and groups that promote the sport.

A One Community spokesman said: “The funding aims to enable more people to take up cycling, use cycling in their day-to-day lives, and to promote cycling as a fun activity accessible to all. It will also promote ‘utility cycling’ such as cycling to work, and to increase the use of the cycle infrastructure across West Yorkshire.

“Successful applicants will have to demonstrate the potential of their proposal to promote and increase cycling in West Yorkshire, whether through an entirely new activity, or the enhancement of an existing project.

“Funding is available as a one-off grant so applicants will need to have considered the future sustainability of their project.”

Smaller grants of up to £2,000 will be given out, as well as grants of up to £25,000 for larger projects.

As well as cycling grants, One Community has money to give out to a range of other charity and voluntary groups.

They included the General Fund, which supports voluntary and community groups that operate in Kirklees, the Midway Equities, which supports organisations that work with the elderly and the Kirklees Police Fund, which support voluntary groups.

More information at www.one-community.org.uk.

Go Cycling applications at www.cffc.co.uk/portfolio/gocycling.