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Apply for Community ArtRoots Funding

News story posted: 24/07/2017

drovers bho and strathyre primary schoolLocal community groups are being given the opportunity to apply for up to £2,000 in funding towards artistic and visual improvements to their local National Cycle Network (NCN) routes.

 

The ArtRoots fund, which is run by Sustrans Scotland and backed by Transport Scotland, seeks to create visually attractive and memorable routes, which encourage people to explore on foot and bike.

 

Projects that have been funded from the first ArtRoots round include recycled seating, chainsaw-carved sculptures, landscaping with a wooden train full of plants and a highland cow on a hillock.

 

ArtRoots will allow communities to make creative and aesthetic improvements to National Cycle Network paths, providing grants towards projects that will improve space with the ultimate aim of encouraging active travel.

 

Communities play a crucial role in encouraging others to walk and cycle for more of the journeys they make every day by making areas more enjoyable to travel through or to. By encouraging more people to walk and cycle, traffic congestion is reduced, public health improves and carbon emissions and air pollution is lowered.

 

Constituted community groups based in Scotland who would like to make improvements to the artworks along their local NCN route are being asked to fill in an online expression of interest form. The closing date is Friday 11th August 2017 at 5.00pm.

 

If you have any questions about the fund, please get in touch with Cosmo Blake by emailing cosmo.blake@sustrans.org.uk.

 

For more information, including how to express interest, please visit: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/news/second-round-community-artroots-funding-now-open-scotland

 

More information

Second round of Community ArtRoots Funding now open in Scotland

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