Funding to Support Local Health Walks Across Scotland

Groups working in Scotland can apply for funding for local health walks that promote physical wellbeing and increase and diversify the number of participants taking part in health walks.

Paths for All is offering grants of between £7,500 and £15,000 for registered charities, constituted groups, schools, public sector bodies, health partnerships, and other organisations throughout Scotland to promote accessible and inclusive health walk projects in local communities and significantly increase the number of people choosing to walk, particularly among geographical communities or communities of interest experiencing inequality.  

The Walking Health Fund will support projects and activities that: 

  • Diversify and increase the number of new participants taking part in Health Walks in Scotland.
  • Increase the amount of physical activity undertaken by people in Scotland (especially those experiencing inequality).
  • Improve wellbeing and reduce ill-health.

Applicants can apply for the cost of initiatives that encourage people at any stage of life to walk more, but the proposal must include the delivery of at least one weekly Health Walk.

Funding can be used for costs such as staff time, volunteer expenses, promotional materials and equipment, and training courses provided by Paths for All. Applications for new and innovative approaches are welcomed, as well as tested models of delivery.

The deadline for applications is 24 June 2022.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)