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
All applicants should read the Community Bike Fund Grant Policy before completing their application.
Please note, Auckland Council will be administering the grant on behalf of Auckland Transport. The above link will take you to the Auckland Council page, for you to complete your application.
If you have any questions regarding the Smartygrants application form please email us or phone us on 09 301 0101.
How much and when
Groups can apply for grants from $300 up to $5,000.
There will be one round available during 2019/20, as follows:
- Opens Monday 2 September 2019, at 8am.
- Closes Sunday 29 September 2019, at 10pm.
All projects must be completed by 30 June 2020.
With this fund, AT aims to:
- encourage and support people new to riding a bike
- further normalise cycling as a viable mode of transport
- support initiatives that showcase new cycleways to local people
- support an increase in cycle safety
- encourage community collaboration and partnerships via bikes
- encourage everyday journeys by bike
- empower groups to champion cycling within their community.
Funding is available during 2019/20 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, project that:
- encourage the uptake of cycling as a transport choice
- encourage safe cycling practices
- encourage the use of new and existing cycleways.
The fund could be used for:
- community events, activities or projects
- programmes that encourage the safe use of the Auckland cycle network
- the development of relevant targeted community-specific information and resources.
For the full overview of the grant, including purpose, scope and eligibility, please refer to the Grant Policy.
If you have any questions, please contact Shelley.