We fund community path projects to ensure that everyone has access to good quality, multi-use and accessible places to walk and be active

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Our Community Path and Community Active Travel grants support communities to create, promote and maintain local community paths and active travel routes.

Our grant schemes are open to any constituted community group who have their own bank account. Community organisations and registered community charities such as community councils, development trusts and community woodland groups working in Scotland can all apply for our funding.

How do you apply for our grants?

Read our guidance notes and make sure that your project meets our criteria and that you can deliver your project within our timescales.

To get the application process started simply fill in our online Expression of Interest form (EOI) and tell us about your project.

We will check your Expression of Interest form and let you know if your project is suitable for our Community Paths Grant scheme.

If your project is suitable, we will send you a link to our online application form to complete and submit.

Community Paths Grants

To be eligible for our Community Paths grants, your project must provide opportunities for people to get more physically active outdoors and in contact with nature.
You can use our funding to create, promote and maintain community paths.

Community Paths Grant Guidance Notes
Community Paths Grant Expression of Interest

Our Community Path grant scheme is currently closed but will open again to Expressions of Interest on 1 March, 2021.

Community Active Travel Grants

To be eligible for our Community Active Travel grants, your project must demonstrate how it will make it easier for people to walk and cycle when making short everyday journeys such as to shops, school, work or to connect to public transport links.

You can use our funding to:
• Promote and signpost active travel routes;
• Improve and develop routes that will make it easier to walk and cycle when making short everyday journeys;
• Maintain active travel routes and ensuring that they are accessible.

Community Active Travel Grant Guidance Notes
Community Active Travel Grant Expression of Interest

The Community Active Travel grants scheme is currently closed.

Get in touch

Our Active Environments team is here to help and support you through all the stages of your community paths project, contact us on or 01786 641851.