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Places for Everyone fund update

We will soon be opening to new and existing project applications this summer. Here’s everything you need to know.

We are reopening!

After more than a year away, the Places for Everyone fund is set to open again to new and existing project applications for Concept (Stages 0-2) from 25th July 2022.

To prepare for this, our team are working hard to ensure that updated Application Guidance is made available to partners as soon as possible.

This updated guidance will be made available to all partners on 11th July 2022.

In the meantime, partners can use our existing guidance or refer to Cycling by Design.

From the opening date of 25th July 2022, partners will then have four weeks to submit their applications for the deadline of 23rd August 2022.

A Decision Making Panel will be held on 31st October 2022.

Updated programme aim

We have brought our programme aim up to date to emphasise that projects which receive Places for Everyone funding should be truly for everyone.

All Places for Everyone projects must deliver capital infrastructure which helps to achieve this aim to:

Create safer, more attractive, healthier, and inclusive places which are enjoyed equitably by increasing and diversifying the number of trips made by walking, wheeling or cycling for everyday journeys.  

Examples of the types of projects Places for Everyone is able to fund can be found on the Our Projects page.

New Expression of Interest

We will be launching an online Expression of Interest form via our partner-facing Places for Everyone page on 11th July 2022.

A new shorter Expression of Interest form will allow partners to submit a basic project proposal to Places for Everyone and receive a response within one week as to whether the proposed project is something Places for Everyone can fund.

Whilst submitting an Expression of Interest is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended and will help us to process your Full Application more quickly.

The only information required from an Expression of Interest proposal will be the contact details of your organisation and a basic description of the project proposed, including it’s aims and which Stage(s) funding is being applied for.

If your Expression of Interest is successful, you will be invited to submit a Full Application via the Project Portal.

There are three separate project applications groupings which can be applied for through Places for Everyone. Concept (Stages 0-2); Design (Stages 3-4); and Construction (5-7).

Clearer eligibility for community organisations

To support community organisations to understand whether they are eligible we will be launching a quick and anonymous Eligibility Assessment on Monday 11th July 2022.  

This Eligibility Assessment will ask community groups to complete a short set of ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ questions and receive an immediate response on whether they are eligible to apply for funding.

Eligible community organisations will then be invited to submit an Expression of Interest form, provided they already have a project vision in mind.

The Eligibility Assessment will consider the following requirements:

  • Ability to manage long-term financial obligations
  • Possession of Public Liability Insurance
  • Support from relevant local authority
  • Understanding of CDM regulations
  • Possession of a signed constitution
  • Required number of board members in accordance with constitution

Key dates

Applications, Deadlines and Panels

  • Applications for new and existing Concept (Stage 0-2) projects open on July 25th 2022.
  • Updated guidance will be made available on 11th July 2022.
  • The application deadline for Concept (Stage 0-2) projects is 23rd August 2022.
  • A Decision Making Panel will be held on 31st October 2022.

Expressions of Interest

  • An online version of our Expression of Interest form will launch for all partners on 11th July 2022.


  • An Eligibility Assessment for community organisations will launch on 11th July 2022.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions.

You may contact your project officer or directly.