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Apply to bring Bike Week to your community!

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Active Trans is offering mini-grants to support community-based events during Chicago Bike Week (June 21 – 29, 2018).

This funding opportunity will award 3 – 6 grants of $500 – $1,000 dollars each.

Applicants are encouraged to be creative since there are no limitations on the types of events that may be supported (i.e. community bike rides, educational workshops, bike repair demos). 

Competitive applications will focus on promoting biking and integrating local advocacy priorities, including but not limited to Bikeways for All, Vision Zero, Chicago River Trail and Lake Calumet area parks and open spaces. Applicants are also encouraged to identify and include partnerships with other local organizations or activities.

Any group or organization based in the City of Chicago is eligible to apply, regardless of 501(c)3 status. However, due to the small size of the grants, we ask that all resources be spent on direct expenses and not staff time or salaries.

To apply, please submit a written application that includes the information outlined below. Applications should be no more than two pages and should be submitted no later than April 13, 2018. Your completed application can be emailed, along with any questions, to Julia Gerasimenko:

1. Applicant organization (if any)

2. Contact name

3. Contact email

4. Contact phone

5. Program description: Please provide a detailed description of your proposed event.

6. Advocacy focus: Please describe how your event will support local bike advocacy efforts.

7. Program budget: Please share a simple budget indicating how you will spend the mini-grant. Please mention any additional financial or in-kind resources you will use in support of your event.