A second round of funding to increase walking, cycling and sustainable travel has been allocated £2m from the Scottish Government’s £80m active travel budget for 2019/2020.
The Smarter Choices Smarter Places Open Fund has now opened for applications and will be delivered through Paths for All. The fund encourages people to make sustainable travel choices, including using buses, trams, trains and car share clubs for longer journeys.
Grants available are between £5000 and £50,000 and need to be match funded by public, community and third sector organisations who wish to encourage people to walk or cycle for everyday, shorter journeys combining with public transport for longer trips.
The fund is supported by Transport Scotland and encourages people to use sustainable travel choices, including buses, trams, trains and car share clubs for longer journeys.
You can find out more information and how to apply here: Paths for All Open Fund
Ian Findlay, Chief Officer at Paths for All said:
“Creating opportunities for more people to walk and cycle for everyday short trips and choosing sustainable options for longer journeys is not only beneficial to health and wellbeing, it also helps reduce environmental impacts, inequalities and creates safer, robust communities where people feel more connected to where they live.
“With the launch of the Open Fund 2019/20 and £2m of grants available once more, there’s so much potential to support many more projects which will help create a happier, healthier Scotland.”