The Community Paths Grants fund, administered by Paths for All, has opened for applications to support projects designed to upgrade and promote community paths.
Grants of up to £1500 are available to community councils and other local organisations who are involved in the maintenance of local paths.
Funding can be used to improve and maintain existing paths or to buy tools and install new signage. It can also be used to produce promotional leaflets, to buy and plant native plants and shrubs or to create a wildflower meadow.
Paths for All will prioritise applications from organisations and projects which:
* engage young people and people on low incomes
* work with people with poor physical or mental health, or people who are experiencing exclusion
* operate in communities in or close to our towns or cities, particularly those in the 20% most deprived areas
* help communities to get more physically active outdoors
* take action to address climate change
Any funding awarded by Paths for All under the Community Paths Grants fund must be matched by an ‘in kind’ voluntary contribution. Successful projects must involve at least 8 volunteers who must each contribute a minimum of 5 hours of their time.
The deadline for applications is 8 July 2022, and successful organisation will be expected to produce a report on their project by February 2023.
Find out more about the Community Paths Grants, including how to apply, here: https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/resource/resource/community-paths-grants-fund-guidance