Roads and transport Scheme Activation grant funding

Apply for Scheme Activation funding

The fund is open to schools, established groups, voluntary groups and other community groups, as well as groups of residents working together for the first time. The grant proposal idea must promote walking and cycling in the area and must contribute to the wider behaviour change. 

Your group must have a bank account to receive any approved funding or have permission from another group to receive the funding for you as a referee (where needed we may be able to assist with groups to help with this). Please note you will need to be setup on Manchester City Council’s approved Vendor’s List, before any funds can be transferred. This process can take up to six weeks.  

Payment cannot be made to personal bank accounts. 

Please note Manchester City Council will not be accountable for any maintenance, revenue consequences, upkeep or liability as part of the grant funding agreement. If successful, the funding will be a grant of funds only. 

Applications should fall into one of the following categories:

  • Cycle Parking Provisions for Schools - A lack of safe and secure cycle parking is a significant barrier to people building cycling into their daily lives. The provision of cycle parking alongside infrastructure is therefore key to the success of new schemes. 
  • Other activities/events linked to Active Travel initiatives – Applications will be considered for activities/events that support communities and the priorities of the MCF project. Please discuss your ideas with your Scheme Activation lead before applying by emailing the email address - Please note if your application involves holding an event, please follow the recommended advice (Guides to organising sustainable events | Manchester City Council). 
  • Work and skills – Supporting residents into work by offering additional learning and skills development. For example, cycle maintenance accreditation courses. 
  • Community groups – Start-up funding new groups to get an idea off the ground and active engagement of the community to deliver projects. The focus of the community group must be on active travel and the wider benefit the group will bring to the community. Established groups could also receive one-off funding to help support smaller groups and deliver local projects.

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