Bike Week - Community Group Funding Application

Closed 9 Sep 2021

Opened 27 Aug 2021


Bike Week is a week dedicated to celebrating and promoting cycling. This year Bike Week takes place from 12th - 18th September.

Dublin City Council, with funding from the Department of Transport, is pleased to announce that we have a community group grant scheme for groups that would like to organise events to celebrate cycling during Bike Week.

Applications are open until Thursday 9th September. Funding will be allocated on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged.  

How does it work?

If your group is interested in running an activity for Bike Week, please complete the survey below with details of the event planned. We are particularly interested in events that promote cycling among groups currently under-represented in cycling. 

Payment will be made to the community group after the event, on the provision of receipts for costs incurred. Please note that applicants are required to have a bank account in the official name of the group as payments cannot be made to a third party or personal account.

What's included?

  • Event costs for events taking place within Dublin city
  • Events can take place online or in person (all events must comply with public health advice)
  • If you're unsure whether your event would be covered by this grant please email to check. 

What's not included?

  • Costs for materials or equipment (eg. bikes, bike racks)
  • Payment for volunteers

Event ideas:

  • Open Streets Event: Open streets create a community celebration by temporarily closing the streets to cars and opening it to cyclists. 
  • Commuter Convoy on Bike to Work Day: Identify meeting locations for suburban commuters to gather and cycle to key business areas together. Plan for an experienced bike commuter to lead from each location. Have a breakfast snack available on arrival.
  • Bike Clinics with local bike mechanics. 
  • Community Bike Sale/ Swap Designate a location and time and encourage community members to bring their no-longer-needed bike-related items, including bicycles, parts and accessories. For those curious about cycling but unsure or unable to get a bike of their own, a pop-up shop with used bicycles is just the solution. Consider working with a local bike shop to run the swaps.
  • Group Cycles 
  • Cycling skills course
  • Tandem Bike events for the visually impaired etc.
  • Cycling events for children/adults with a physical/intellectual disability
  • Bikes available to try, electric bikes, cargo bikes, tandem, folding, trailers, child carriers etc.
  • Donate unused/unwanted bike (local bike shop repairs, then donate to good cause such as local refugee centre)
  • Cycling yoga
  • Webinars 
  • Workshops

    Nationwide Events:

  • Sunday 12th September: Family / Group cycles at 3pm
  • Tuesday 14th September: Cycle to Work Day
  • Wednesday 15th September: Cycle to School Day (national competition for the most colourful cycle bus) 
    Bike Week logo


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Cycling