Grants available to help communities improve paths

News story posted: 06/12/2017

Family walking along a rural pathPaths for All are offering grants of up to £3000 to help Scottish communities develop, deliver, and promote their own community led active travel projects.


The 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.


The grant must make it easier for people to walk and cycle when making short everyday journeys. The grant will fund active travel routes to schools, to places of work, other popular places within towns and routes that help connect communities.


Priority will be given to projects that:


  • Improve paths so it is 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


Paths for All is a Scottish charity that champions everyday walking as the way to  a happier, healthier Scotland.

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.


Deadline for applications is 31 January 2018.


For more information, including guidance notes and how to apply, please visit:


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