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Funding to Encourage Walking & Cycling

walkingA new Social Housing Fund for Improved Walking and Cycling Facilities is available to housing associations and tenement residential properties across Scotland to encourage and support active travel within communities.

It will prioritise areas of high deprivation in order to encourage walking and cycling for more sustainable everyday journeys. 60% of bike ownership today is with people on salaries of £40,000+ Pedal Power

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is working in partnership with Cycling Scotland, Living Streets Scotland and Sustrans Scotland to provide £950,000 in funding from the Scottish Government.

Social housing providers can apply for grants of up to £25,000 for a range of infrastructure proposals including cycle parking shelters, street furniture such as seating, litter bins, bollards and planters as well as improvements to access points and lighting.

cycle wheelThe funding is available for registered social landlords in Scotland. You can find out about the fund here: Social Housing Fund to support walking and cycling

Archived story:  £670,000 Awarded to Stromness Greener Travel Project

 

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