Funding Available to Encourage Active Travel in Scotland

Grants of up to £3,000 are available for projects in Scotland that make it easier for people to walk and cycle when making short everyday journeys such as to shops, school, work or to connect to public transport links.

Any constituted community group with a bank account in their name can apply for funding to:

Create new paths and upgrade existing paths, making them more suitable for active travel.

Hire a contractor, plant and machinery.

Purchase tools and equipment that volunteers can use to maintain active travel routes within their communities.

Install signage and way markers to promote active travel routes.

Produce new leaflets or promotional materials focusing on active travel routes.

Priority is given to projects with match funding and to those that actively engage communities and volunteers in:

Promoting and signposting active travel routes.

Improving and developing routes that will make it easier to walk and cycle when making short everyday journeys.

Maintaining active travel routes and ensuring that they are accessible.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 13 April 2020 (5pm).

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