Support for Path Network Improvement Projects that Increase Active Travel Across Scotland

Third sector and community organisations can apply for funding to make improvements to local path networks to promote active travel in Scotland.

Paths for All is offering grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 for third sector and community organisations across Scotland to improve the usability and accessibility of local path networks within and between communities, encouraging active travel and public transport which will in turn benefit air quality and reduce carbon emissions.

Through the Ian Findlay Path Fund, a total of £1.5 million is available to support path management projects that:

  • Improve accessibility of existing paths.
  • Improve the resilience of paths.
  • Improve local path network viability through the development of new link paths.
  • Improve safety and increase community confidence.
  • Increase community use of the core path and local path networks.

The fund will support activities such as:

  • Improving accessibility and resilience of existing paths between homes, community facilities, active travel routes and public transport facilities.
  • Creating new link paths between homes, community facilities, active travel routes, and public transport facilities.
  • Removing barriers to make existing paths more accessible.
  • Improving safety and increasing path users’ confidence through provisions such as lighting, wayfinding information, or seating.
  • Developing detailed designs to help deliver proposed activities.

There is a two-stage application process. Groups must first register on Paths for All’s grant portal and submit an Expression of Interest before submitting a full application.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

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