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

Community path volunteer

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 that 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.

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.

If you want to make an application, 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

Community Active Travel Grants - currently closed

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.

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.