‘Active travel’ grants open to applications

GRANTS of between £5,000 and £100,000 are being made available, with the aim of improving Scotland’s ‘active travel’ (walking, cycling, wheeling) options.

The grants (50 per cent up on previously) are being awarded by the Scots walking charity, Paths for All.

Says Paths for All, here: “The [doubling of grant size] aims to create new opportunities for organisations and projects to extend their ambition to adopt active and sustainable travel in order to reduce the reliance on cars.

“Initiatives will be focused on encouraging more people to change their everyday travel behaviours and help provide opportunities to drive less and to walk or cycle as part of their everyday short journeys or to use public transport for longer journeys.”

The total fund has been increased from £2.5m to £5m and grant applications require to be match-funded (as noted, here).

Paths for All adds: “A total of £13.5 million has been awarded to 542 projects across Scotland after the.. fund [called the Open Fund] was first launched in 2017.”

The deadline for applications is March 31 next year.

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