Sustrans Scotland’s Places for Everyone Fund Accepting Construction Stage Applications

Local authorities, businesses, charities, and community organisations across Scotland can apply for multi-year funding for the construction of active travel infrastructure projects that enable people to walk, wheel, or cycle.

Sustrans Scotland, in liaison with Transport Scotland, is offering multi-year grants to support the construction of active travel infrastructure that is focused on encouraging walking, wheeling, or cycling through a space which connects public areas and key places as part of everyday journeys, such as workplaces, schools, shops, and links to other transport modes.

Funding will support infrastructure projects that achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • Increase the number of everyday journeys made by walking, wheeling, or cycling.
  • Support more trips to school made by walking, wheeling, or cycling.
  • Improve physical and perceived safety for people walking, wheeling, or cycling.
  • Make walking, wheeling, or cycling more inclusive for the project community, considering all protected characteristics.
  • Improve the quality of current walking, wheeling, or cycling infrastructure.
  • Positively impact areas identified by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) as among the 20% most deprived.

In this round of funding, applications are being accepted for projects that are at the construction project stage, including the building and construction of the project, ensuring it is ready for use, encouraging the use of the infrastructure, and assessing the impact of the infrastructure at least one year into the future in terms of the changes in behaviour it facilitates based on the intended project outcomes.

Applications are broken down into three project stage groupings, concept, design, and construction, which are open at different times throughout the year.

The deadline for construction stage applications is 29 November 2022.

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