Our grant funds

Our funding programmes support projects to increase participation in walking, active travel, and improve community paths for travel and recreation.

Active Travel Hub Walk

We have a range of grant funds for projects which contribute to our goal of creating a happier, healthier, greener Scotland where everyone can be active every day.

Walking for Health Grant Fund

Summary: Funding for members of our Scottish Health Walk Network to increase the number of people walking in Scotland.
Grant size: £1,000 - £10,000
Application: The fund will open in May 2022.

Community Paths Grants

Summary:  Small grants to support communities to create, promote and maintain local community paths.
Grant size: up to £1,500
Application: The fund will open in May 2022.

Smarter Choices Smarter Places - Local Authority Fund

Summary: This fund supports Scottish local authorities to change behaviours to encourage more journeys by foot, bike and public transport.
Grant size: £5.5 million allocated to local authorities by population.
Application: The fund will open in May 2022.

Smarter Choices Smarter Places - Open Fund

Summary: Grants are for public, third and community sector organisations to encourage people to change their everyday travel behaviours increasing walking, wheeling, cycling and public transport use.
Grant size: £5,000 to £50,000
Application: The fund will open in May 2022.

Ian Findlay Path Fund

Summary: A new £1.5 million fund for community and third sector organisations to support improvement of path networks and routes. Projects will improve accessibility and resilience of paths to increase walking, wheeling and cycling for everyday journeys. 
​Grant size: To be confirmed.
Application: The fund will launch in Summer 2022. 


Community Paths - Active Travel Grants

Summary: Funding to support communities to improve and promote paths and routes that will make it easier for people to walk, wheel or cycle for everyday journeys. 
Grant size: up to £3,000.
Application: The fund is currently closed.