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Funding for creative cycle route improvements

14 July 2022

Funding for creative cycle route improvements

The Sustrans ArtRoots fund provides grants of up to up to £5000 to help communities make creative improvements along their local traffic-free National Cycle Network routes.

The fund supports local enterprise, talent and culture by backing projects identified through local consultation and engagement by communities themselves. Previous ArtRoots-supported projects include live performances, murals and sculptures, information and heritage signs and new seating.

Art and aesthetic improvements send a message that traffic-free National Cycle Network paths and everyone using them are important. Community-led art makes traffic-free National Cycle Network routes more enjoyable and attractive places to explore, while increasing confidence among those using them to make walking, wheeling and cycling journeys.

The standard grant awarded for an ArtRoots project is £2,500, but a higher award of £5,000 is available for projects which can demonstrate how an increased award would significantly impact project outcomes and achieve a greater increase in new walking, wheeling and cycling journeys.

Applications can be submitted throughout the year. Find out more about ArtRoots and how to apply for funding on the Sustrans website: