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AT Community Bike Fund AT Community Bike Fund

This AT Community Bike Fund is to support community initiatives that encourage more people to ride bikes more often in Auckland, especially new riders. It is one part of Auckland Transport’s commitment to support and promote cycling as a transport choice.

How to apply

The Community Bike Fund is now closed.

The fund was operating as a trial and we will be undertaking a review shortly. Once the review is complete we will be able to let people know about any future rounds.

See which initiatives we have previously funded.


How much and when

Applicants were able to apply for grants from a minimum of $300 to a maximum of $5,000. Groups with no formal legal structure could apply for a grant up to $1,000.

Projects had to be delivered by 30 June 2018.

The Community Bike Fund is now closed.

The fund was operating as a trial and we will be undertaking a review shortly. Once the review is complete we will be able to let people know about any future rounds.


Fund outcomes

With this fund, AT aimed to:

  • Encourage and support people new to riding bikes.
  • Further normalise cycling as a viable mode of transport.
  • Support local people to encourage riding within their own communities.
  • Support initiatives that showcase new cycleways to local people.
  • Develop and encourage community participation in cycling.
  • Support an increase in cycle safety.
  • Encourage community collaboration and partnerships.

Projects we funded

Funding was available during 2017/18 for community-focussed projects that encourage riding a bike as a regular transport option, and/or improve cycle safety, and contribute to the normalisation of cycling in Auckland. For example:

  • Projects that encourage the uptake of cycling as a transport choice.
  • Projects that encourage safe cycling practices.
  • Projects that encourage the use of new and existing cycleways.

The fund could be used for:

  • Community events, activities or projects.
  • Training programmes that encourage the safe use of the Auckland cycle network.
  • The development of relevant targeted community-specific information and resources.