Cycle September grants


My Journey Southampton is offering small grants to any local cycling club or group, voluntary or community organisation to host cycling events throughout September, in order to help and encourage residents choose cycling for short trips in the city.

Cycle September

Throughout the month of September Southampton workplaces will compete against one another to see which can encourage the highest percentage of staff to ride a bike, by logging trips on Love to Ride. We want people to see cycling can make you healthier, happier, and wealthier! Individuals are welcome to take part too, and our Cycle September grants will help residents rediscover the joy of riding thanks to a month-long programme of community cycling events.

Want to get involved?

We are looking for organisations across Southampton, Totton, Eastleigh and Hedge End to run a range of cycling events that engage locals during September – and we are offering small grants (up to £500) to help you deliver them. Ideas for activities could include:

  • Bike check-ups
  • Maintenance workshops
  • Cycle training to help people feel more confident to cycle on the road
  • Learn to ride sessions
  • Led rides that help people find and use local cycle paths and low traffic routes
  • Events giving people the opportunity to try a range of bikes
  • Temporary street closures
  • Social events

We want to get more people cycling, so events should target non-regular cyclists and focus on helping them undertake meaningful journeys e.g. to work/education, to the shops.

How to apply

First read the application guidance to confirm you are eligible and then complete the application form and return it to by 19 July 2019. We will let you know whether your application is successful by 2 August.

If you don’t need a small grant but would still like to get involved please let us know as we can help you spread the word about your activities through our website and social media channels.