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Green Routes Kirklees

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Green Routes Kirklees


We want everybody in Kirklees to be able to walk,wheel and ride along traffic-free routes in nature. With your help, we can all get fit, see wildlife and take action for climate change together.

Huddersfield Fundraising stage

pledged of £18,369
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EPIKS has been working for over 20 years with volunteers, businesses and community groups to create green routes so that people can spend time in nature close to where they live. We think the riversides, canals and greenways of Kirklees are the ideal place to nurture nature and travel to work, school or for pleasure. We've opened up pathways along rivers, through woodlands and across meadows, picked up litter, cleaned up graffiti and installed waymarkers so people know where to go. This year, we've branched out by helping people to walk, use wheelchairs and cyle more. With your help we can keep up the momentum of maintaining paths, boosting biodiversity and getting people moving without the need for a car. Sponsoring Green Routes Kirklees is a great way to help with our work, but it doesn't stop there! Get in touch and we can offer days out with us where you can get stuck in with our volunteering programme or maybe take a walk or try an e-bike with us.

What we'll deliver:

  • Keep 5 km of waking and cycling routes free from vegetation and litter
  • Work with partners to keep our paths and greenspaces cleaner
  • Provide support and advice for people who want to walk, wheel and cycle more
  • Run regular volunteer work parties so that people can take action for their local area, learn skills and make friends
  • Improve and create habitats for nature and wildlife recovery

Why it's a great idea:

At EPIKS we're concerned about threats to wildlife and our heritage. We know that we need to find different ways to travel than using the car. We think that improving access and nature in our valleys is an ideal solution to the climate crisis, tackling ill health and inequality. Your support will help to keep 5km of routes around Huddersfield free from vegetation and litter. We'll repair damage to paths, give people the advice and support they need to find local walking, cycling and wheeling groups and services local to them through our dedicated Walk Wheel Ride website. We'll work to improve links to paths so that routes connect up and can be used by more people. We'll spread the word about how climate- friendly solutions like Green Routes Kirklees are good value and a real investment for future generations.

Steps to get it done:

  • 5km of paths cleared of rubbish and encroaching vegetation
  • 250 bags of rubbish removed
  • 1,000 people given advice on walking, wheeling and cycling opportunities in local greenspace
  • 100 volunteers involved

Location Huddersfield

About the space

Colne and Calder Valleys, Huddersfield Dewsbury area


Kirklees Council

How will the money be spent?Total £18,369

Project coordinator to manage and run 40 volunteer sessions - £8,000 (44%)
Project management - £3,000 (16%)
Comms and information services for Walk Wheel Ride Website and social media - £2,000 (11%)
Travel and transport costs - £960 (5%)
Admin and office costs - £800 (4%)
Contingency - £800 (4%)
Graphic design, promotional material, printing - £600 (3%)
Path surfacing gravel - £520 (3%)
Tools and equipment - £400 (2%)
Other - £1,289 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Project coordinator to manage and run 40 volunteer sessions
Project management
Comms and information services for Walk Wheel Ride Website and social media
Travel and transport costs
Admin and office costs
Graphic design, promotional material, printing
Path surfacing gravel
Tools and equipment
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Waymarking signs

Total £18,369

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

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