Bike Week 2017 Small Grant Scheme

Posted in Connect on May 9, 2017.

Building on the fantastic enthusiasm and participation of groups around the county for Bike Week, Mayo Sports Partnership / Mayo County Council in partnership with the local Bike Week Steering Committee is now inviting applications for funding from interested community groups / sports clubs for Bike Week 2017 (10th -18th June) events.

If your group is interested in promoting cycling as part of a fun, national programme, this is an ideal opportunity to apply for funding to help deliver your event. Grants for Community Groups, who are properly constituted, are available up to a potential maximum of €300, depending on the size and nature of the event.

Events that will be eligible for grant assistance in 2017 must be fun / novel, target outreach to non-cyclists or aspiring cyclists. They can be targeted at the whole community such as a town centre cycle festival with events for the whole family or can be aimed at specific groups such as BMX tryouts for teenagers, women only leisure cycles etc

All events should have a minimum of 10 people attending, should be free, open to the public and accessible to all.

” Bike Week has grown from year to year with the schools / public cycles at lunchtimes around the county being a particular highlight.  Overall in 2016 600 people participated in 18 different events, hopefully we can better that in 2017.” commented Mayo Sports Partnership director Charlie Lambert.

See attached application form: PDF
Groups can obtain an application form by contacting Mayo Sports Partnership at 094-9047025 or download a form on

As deadlines are tight for submission of events to the Department of Transport the closing date for applications to Mayo Sports Partnership is Friday 19th  May 2017. Funding is at the discretion of the Bike Week Steering Committee and as such applicants may receive all/some/or no funding applied for.

For more information contact Mayo Sports Partnership at 094-9047025 or email .

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