Cycling Training Fund 2015 and 2016

Cycling is a popular activity in Ontario, for recreation and to get around. But your training as a cyclist probably ended when your parents took off your training wheels.

Many municipalities and other organizations already offer a variety of programs to help kids and adults learn more about cycling safely. Ontario is committed to helping build and encourage opportunities for cycling training in the province as part of its first Action Plan to support #CycleON, a 20-year vision for cycling in Ontario.

Through the Cycling Training Fund the Ministry of Transportation is allocating $380,000 in financial assistance in 2015 and 2016 to help partners develop, enhance and deliver cycling skills training programs in the province. Municipalities, school boards, schools, corporations and non-profit organizations are all eligible to apply.

This fund is supporting projects that provide opportunities for cycling education in schools or at the community level, build skills to promote safe and enjoyable cycling, and encourage healthier and more physically active lifestyles.

This time-limited funding is part of Ontario's Promotion, Celebration and Legacy Strategy for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.

Two types of funding are provided:

  1. Cycling skills training projects or cycling instructor training projects
    • up to $2,500 for delivery of cycling skills training.
    • up to $3,000 for delivery of cycling instructor training.
    • The application period is now closed.
    • Applications were considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Information for recipients:
  2. Cycling curriculum and/or public education projects
    • up to $25,000 for cycling curriculum development or enhancement, and/or public education.
    • The application period for these projects is now closed.
    • Applications were evaluated in a competitive process.
    • Information for recipients:
      • Funding recipients must submit a final report within 60 days of project completion and no later than March 1, 2017.
      • For multi-year projects, funding recipients must submit an annual report no later than March 1, 2016.
      • Please download the Cycling Curriculum and/or Public Education Report Form.
      • The same form may be used to complete an annual report and a final report for cycling curriculum and/or public education projects.

To learn more about the Cycling Training Fund, please read the Application Guide. The guide was last updated on July 14, 2015.

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