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After the club received its 501c3 non-profit status the board decided to formalize our process of giving out grants.  Below you will find the grant requirements and process.  We are limiting the amount of funding for each grantee to $1,000.00 for now but will evaluate how the program is working after a year or two.  To begin the process our short application must be filled out and sent to the club via mail or email.  The committee will have 90 days from receipt of the application to make a decision.  You will get verification the application has been received.

 

The mission of the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club is to promote healthy and fun lifestyles through cycling in Western North Carolina.

 

To guide our efforts as we undertake this mission, the Blue Ridge Bicycling Club’s Strategic Plan has been developed. A key component of this plan to is to increase advocacy efforts consistent with the mission.  Accordingly, four advocacy strategies have been developed.

 

1) Advocate for the health benefits of cycling

2) Advocate for cycling relating infrastructure (ex. bike lanes, racks, signage, etc.)

3) Increase education (cyclists and motorists)

4) Support legislation to improve cycling conditions (local, state and national)

 

To encourage progress in the advocacy effort, the BRBC has established a grants program intended to provide financial support for individuals, governments and organizations in their efforts to achieve results consistent with the above listed strategies. Grant applications will be reviewed by a committee of BRBC members and awarded based upon merit towards achieving our goals and adherence to the guidelines outlined here.

Grant recipients will be notified of their award, and organizations not eligible will also be notified. We intend to reply with our decision within ninety days of receipt of the grant request. Presently, we intend to limit the grant size to a maximum of $1000.00. Grants will be available for projects in the Western North Carolina region with priority given to activities in the counties of Buncombe, McDowell, Henderson, Haywood, Madison and Yancey counties. The grants are intended for non-profits, certain public organizations and volunteer efforts. We cannot fund for-profit companies through this program. Funds allocated should be used during a specific time period and have demonstrable achievement metrics, which can be publicly reported.

 

To begin the process, please fill out our short application and send it to the club either by email to advocacy@BlueRidgeBicycleClub.org or by mail to:

 

Blue Ridge Bicycle Club
Attention: Advocacy Committee
PO Box 309
Asheville, NC 28812.

 

To apply for a grant, download the BRBC Advocacy Grant Application Form.

 

To report the results of a grant you have received, download the BRBC Advocacy Grant Results Form.

 

To view the forms (PDF) click on the links below.