Community Active Travel Grants

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We are offering small grants of up to £3000 to communities in Scotland to develop, deliver and promote their own community led active travel projects.

Our Community Active Travel Grants aim to empower communities to make changes to paths in their area that will make it easier for people to make every day journeys by active travel. Increasing active travel in communities helps to create a healthier, socially inclusive, economically vibrant, environmentally friendly Scotland.

*Please note that the deadline for applications has changed to Wednesday 31st January to allow applicants more time for submission after the festive period.

What can the grant be used for?

The grant can be used for a number of things, but must make it easier for people to walk and cycle when making short everyday journeys.

We will give priority to projects that

  • Improve paths so it’s easier for people to use them and be more physically active
  • Show people where active travel routes are
  • Provide opportunities and encourage people in communities to work together

The grant will fund active travel routes to schools, to places of work, other popular places within towns and routes that help connect communities.

Who can apply?

The grant scheme is open to any constituted community group in Scotland who have their own bank account. Community organisations and registered community charities such as community councils, development trusts and community woodland groups can also apply.

For full details and guidance download our document.

icon Community Active Travel Grants Guidance Notes (507.74 kB)

How to apply

Applications can be made by clicking the link below and completing our online application. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2018.

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Get in touch

If you need support with your application, please get in touch with our dedicated team by emailing communitypaths@pathsforall.org.uk or call 01259 218 888.

These grants are supported by Transport Scotland.




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