Funding the Birmingham Cycle Revolution
Delivery of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution is funded in different ways, including local contributions and funding from the Government. This page contains details of our bids for specific grants and funds.
In March 2014, we were part of the Birmingham and Solihull (with Centro) bid for funding from the Government's 2015-16 Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The bid was successful and implementation begins in April 2015.
In January 2013, Secretary of State Norman Baker announced that the Department for Transport would be investing up to £42 million in cycling infrastructure through the Cycle City Ambition Grant. This funding runs until April 2015.
Our bid was submitted in April 2013 and in August 2013 we found out that we had been awarded £17million. This is topped up by our own funding to deliver cycling improvements worth £24.3million, kick starting Birmingham Cycle Revolution.
Under first tranche of the Department for Transport's Local Sustainable Transport Fund in April 2011, we successfully applied for £4.1million to run the Bike North Birmingham project. The money from the DfT was topped up to £6.4million with local funding, and the programme was delivered between April 2011 and March 2015.