The Cycle Friendly Community Award will complement the existing Cycle Friendly School and Cycle Friendly Employer Awards which currently support more than 150,000 pupils and staff across Scotland. Cycling Scotland’s current award schemes are recognised to provide an incentive to participants whilst championing best practice and setting out a framework to achieve desired outcomes. Development of a Cycle Friendly Community Award will account for this also.
As part of the Cycle Friendly Community Award development process, Cycling Scotland will work closely with three pilot communities that have already demonstrated a significant commitment to promoting and developing cycling. These pilot communities will contribute to developing award criteria and will be supported to do so by having access to a funding grant scheme totalling £60,000.
Cycling Scotland will further support these communities through development meetings and by providing advice and good practice as identified from Cycle Friendly and Sustainable Community Fund projects.
Cycling Scotland invites expressions of interest from communities who would like to be a part of this new and exciting project. Expression of Interest forms can be downloaded from below which also outlines the requirements of applicant communities.
Download Expression of Interest form here.
Completed Expression of Interest forms should be submitted by Friday 20th June 2014 and sent toShona Morris at Cycling Scotland, 24 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, G2 4BG or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selected pilot communities will be selected by Friday 27th June 2014.
Please note, this is separate to the Cycle Friendly and Sustainable Communities Fund, more information of which can be found here.