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The sustainable transport innovation grant is now open  

The Isle of Wight Council is inviting applications to the Active Transport Innovation Grant. This gives organisations the opportunity to apply for funding to support the delivery of projects which increase the volumes of cycling and walking on the Island.

Now in its fifth year, the Active Travel Innovation Grant has supported over 20 Island organisations with over £100,000 of funding since it launched in 2016. Previous successful applicants include:

  • Aspire Ryde - to expand it’s Recycle a Bike scheme which enables jobseekers to repair and take ownership of bikes.

  • RouteFifty7 - to establish a new cycle hire presence on Shanklin esplanade.

  • The Seaview Hotel - to develop electric cycle hire linked to gourmet food experiences.

Application process

Before applying for the grant fund we advise every applicant to read the guidance notes (PDF, 151KB, 3 page). 

We have produced a list of FAQ's (PDF, 148KB, 2 page) which will help you complete the application form.

View or download a copy of the application form (PDF, 133KB, 4 page) 

Complete the application form and return it to by the deadline.

Alternatively you can request to receive an emailed copy of the application pack by contacting us at

All applications must be received by Monday 22 June 2020.