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Smarter Choices, Smarter Places funding for travel projects

25 April 2022

Smarter Choices, Smarter Places funding for travel projects

Paths for All is accepting applications to its Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund, which aims to encourage people to change their everyday travel behaviours.

Grants are available to support public, third and community sector organisations cut Scotland's carbon emissions and improve our air quality, while also reversing the trend towards sedentary lifestyles and tackling health inequalities.

Funding can be used for a variety of projects, such as improvements to local walking and cycling routes, creating a community-based active travel hub and active travel challenges within the local community.

Paths for All is offering grants between £5,000 to £50,000, and funding is available for 50% of the total project cost.  Projects should be able to be completed within one year of funding, but Paths for All is willing to consider longer-term projects.

The Fund is available to community councils, and projects should be able to demonstrate how they will deliver one of the following outcomes:

  • More people choosing not to drive for everyday journeys
  • More people choosing to walk, wheel or cycle for short local journeys
  • More people choosing sustainable transport options for longer journeys
  • People developing a more positive attitudes towards sustainable transport choices
  • Increase in knowledge about sustainable travel options
  • An increased evidence base to support sustainable travel interventions

You can find out more about the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund, including how to apply, on the Paths for All website.