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Get creative with ArtRoots funding from Sustrans

25 June 2024

Get creative with ArtRoots funding from Sustrans

Communities along traffic-free sections of the National Cycle Network can now apply for the latest ArtRoots funding from Sustrans.

Grants of up to £6000 are available to help community groups produce art projects along the National Cycle Network to enhance neighbourhoods and encourage more people to explore their local areas by walking, wheeling and cycling.

ArtRoots funding inspires communities to shape their local environment by making traffic-free routes more attractive and accessible for everyone, and previous projects have included performances, sculpture, murals, heritage signs and information boards.

The standard grant awarded for an ArtRoots project is £2,500 but a higher award of up to £6,000 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.

Successful applicants can claim the funding in advance of their project commencing or after the completion of the project.

The total annual funding is limited so preference will be given to applications submitted by 1st September 2024. Learn more about the fund and how to submit your application on the Sustrans website.

Since it was established in 2017, the ArtRoots fund has supported over 80 community-led projects along the National Cycle Network in Scotland. You can find out more about previous projects, with images and details, through the ArtRoots Map.