Community Active Travel Fund: Apply Now!

Key information

As well as key information about the fund and the funding criteria, on this page you can also find the funding application forms for the different project areas.

Funding amount available: While the average grant given is likely to be in the region of £2,000 - £8,000, there is the potential for larger grants for projects which will be delivered in multiple wards, and/or those that focus on multiple forms of active travel. There may also be potential for multi-year funding of up to three years.

Applications welcomed from: Established community and resident groups, charities and organisations who have ideas on how to increase cycling, wheeling and walking for travel. We have different application forms for the key priority areas: one for Banbury, one for Oxford and one for Witney, Didcot, Bicester and Abingdon.

Application deadline: 13th December

You can find out about information and drop in sessions here and if you have any questions, please contact

Please email all completed application forms to by the deadline of 13th December.

Funding Criteria

Based on feedback from community groups and residents during previous active travel projects, we are prioritising projects that meet at least one of the below criteria:

  • Support people to get walking, for example you may be an existing walking group who can expand to enable vulnerable people to walk for leisure and travel.
  • Expand bike libraries into priority neighbourhoods not yet served or that enable bike libraries to encourage inclusion opportunities, for example delivering cycling training or expanding to new groups.
  • Projects which create communities that keep participants motivated, reduce isolation and increase the likelihood of sustainable behaviour change are welcomed
  • Projects that support mixed travel options, for example cycling to stations, walking to bus stops.
  • Projects that support route finding and provide routes or maps that highlight neighbourhood assets and low emission/traffic routes to encourage safe walking, wheeling, scooting and cycling.
  • Projects that improve road safety for pedestrians and cyclists through training to enhance confidence and competence or by addressing road safety issues within the neighbourhood.
  • Focus on sustainability: we will encourage projects which train ride guides and walk leaders to ensure sustainability. Any projects which lend equipment must have exit strategies enabling people to remain actively travelling beyond the duration of the project. We will not fund one off events unless they are linked to an ongoing programme of engagement with Active Travel.

Get started with your funding application:

Community Active Travel Fund application form: Oxford

Community Active Travel application form: Didcot, Witney, Bicester and Abingdon

Community Active Travel Fund Application Form: Banbury