Outride has opened their Winter 2021 grants for Riding for Focus and the Outride Fund programs. The grants are open to schools, community programs, coaches, teams, and others to enhance inclusivity and equity in the sport.
Outride awarded more than $500,000 in matching grants to 75+ organizations across 30 states in 2020. This year, they hope to increase the overall award amount to $750,000.
“Our grant programs are designed to encourage and cultivate diverse cycling communities,” said Andy Cunningham, Ph.D., Outride Program Manager. “We welcome applications from any and all individuals seeking additional support to empower youth riders. We are especially excited to fund projects that allow organizations and communities to increase diversity, be that racial, gender, low socioeconomic, or sexual identity (LGBTQIA) participation in cycling programs.”
The Riding for Focus program is designed to help middle schools with everything they need to get kids in 6th to 8th grade riding bikes. The grant includes a full program curriculum, staff training, and the necessary equipment.
The Outride Fund is a dollar-for-dollar matching program that supports youth cycling projects, including youth rider development, bike-cooperatives, earn-a-bike programs, and trail and bike park projects.
Applications will be accepted from January 11 to March 11.
See details on Riding for Focus here.
See details on the Outride fund here.