Funding available to support active and sustainable travel choices

The latest round of our Smarter Choices, Smarter Places funding is now open for applications

An NHS worker boards a bus at Borders General Hospital

Our Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Open Fund is open for new applications.

The fund aims to encourage sustainable and active travel choices for everyday journeys. 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, particularly in harder to reach or excluded communities. The fund aims to help cut Scotland's carbon emissions and improve our air quality by reducing the number of single passenger car journeys. It will also help reverse the trend towards sedentary lifestyles and will tackle health inequalities.

Although supporting modal shift towards all sustainable transport modes, for 2021/22 there will be a particular focus on building back better and supporting modes of transport that have been negatively affected by the pandemic. We therefore particularly welcome applications for projects that will support people to choose public transport as Scottish government restrictions allow.

Grants available are between £5,000 and £50,000 and need to be match funded.

Further details and guidance on how to apply can be found here:

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