Open Fund

Grants are available to encourage people to travel more sustainably.

Aberdeen's In Town Without My Car Day supported by Smarter Choices Smarter Places

The Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund aims to encourage people to change their behaviours to walk or cycle as part of their everyday short journeys.

The Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund aims to encourage people to change their everyday travel behaviours. Grants are available to encourage people to use buses and community car clubs for longer journeys; walking and cycling for short journeys, and home-working to replace daily commutes.

The Open Fund is available to support public, third and community sector organisations. 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 £5000 and £50,000 and need to be match funded.

Over the previous three years the Open Fund awarded £6.7 million in grants for 260 different projects all over Scotland. Our Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Annual Report 2019/20 is available to download which details the impact of our funding. A full list of projects in funded in 2020/21 is available to download. There are some great examples of SCSP funded projects within our Success Stories.

 

Applications

If you want to make an application to the Open Fund, please read our guidance first.

If you believe you have a project that we could fund the first step is to complete an Expression of Interest on our grants portal.

If you are already registered, log in to our grants portal.