New projects or programs, like Cycling Without Age (CWA), require detailed planning including associated costs. Bike Fed can help provide resources to help you launch or maintain a CWA program within your budget.
When establishing a budget for a Cycling Without Age program, we recommend that you consider the following costs according to your organization’s resources:
- Staff and Volunteer Training
- Trailer/transportation to ride location (This may be unnecessary if the trishaw is intended for on-campus use only)
- Accessories Kit – Bike bag for emergency supplies, phone holder, water bottle holder, vest, rechargeable lights, floor pump
- Volunteer recruiting – RSVP, advertising, etc.
- Pick up trishaw – trailer rental, fuel, mileage
- Kick-off event
- Maintenance – Annual tune up, Bike tool, lube
- Background check for pilots (generally around $15)
Other Direct Costs
- Program insurance
Use the budget form linked in the DHS Nursing Home Grant Program website – located
under “General Guidelines,” then the second bullet point.
Whether your community, skilled nursing facility, or organization has or does not have a development
coordinator or plan, here are some suggestions to kickstart your fundraising efforts based on your
- Skilled Nursing Facilities may apply for Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMPRP) funds to cover any aspects of this program, including the trishaw.
- Community Foundations
- Families, local businesses, civil organizations (such as Rotary), schools, places of worship, and neighborhood involvement.
- Fundraising events, such as bake sales, craft sales, raffles, celebrity dinners, donation box at events.