One of our microgrant recipients, Christina Baum, used the funding to create a bicycle resource sheet for low-income individuals. She placed these resource sheets at bike shops and across West Denver. This is what she had to say about the microgrant program:
"I chose to apply for a CALC microgrant because I am passionate about active transportation and believe that bicycling should be accessible to everyone. My partner, who has a long-standing interest in zines and resource-sharing, came up with the idea to create a zine-style resource page containing free and affordable bicycle resources. The resource sheet highlights discounted bicycle education programs, organizations that specialize in affordable bike parts and services, discounted bike-share information, and more. The flyer was distributed in low-income neighborhoods in west Denver to educate folks on the more inclusive bicycle-related resources that already exist in our city. Bicycling can be intimidating, elitist, and expensive, but my hope is that sharing this information could help encourage people of all backgrounds to start biking."
You can download the full one-pager in both English and Spanish below.
CALC Microgrants fund active living projects to the maximum amount of $400 for individuals and $1500 for organizations. All Denver residents and organizations are eligible to apply for a CALC Microgrant! For more information on the microgrant and the application, click here.