Active Nation Fund

Grants are available to encourage people to travel actively. 

The Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Active Nation Fund aims to encourage people to change their everyday travel behaviours to drive less and to walk, wheel or cycle as part of their everyday short journeys. 

The Active Nation Fund is available to support public, third and community sector organisations. Grants are available to encourage people to walk, wheel and cycle for short journeys. The fund aims to help cut Scotland's carbon emissions and improve our air quality. It will also help reverse the trend towards sedentary lifestyles and will tackle health inequalities. 

Grants available are between £100,000 and £200,000 and need to be match funded. Funding is available for 50% of a total project cost, although 25% of the total project cost can be in-kind contributions. The funding is for revenue activities only and not for capital works. Projects need to be working nationally or across two or more local authority areas.

Our Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Annual Report 2021/22 is available to download which details the impact of our funding. There are some great examples of SCSP funded projects within our Success Stories



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