Community groups across Scotland are being given the opportunity to apply for up to £5000 in funding towards artistic and aesthetic improvements to their local National Cycle Network routes.
The ArtRoots fund, funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Sustrans Scotland, seeks to empower local communities in making improvements on local routes to increase user confidence and make journeys on the National Cycle Network more enjoyable for all users.
The fund supports local enterprise and culture, and encourages communities to participate in shaping their local environment and increase their levels of physical activity.
“ The chainsaw sculpture has attracted enormous interest and an increase in visitor numbers. People now travel just to have their photograph taken with the artwork. ”
Throughout 2018, ArtRoots funding enabled East Haven Together to celebrate the maritime heritage of their village through installation of a stunning, chainsaw carved bench on National Cycle Network Route 1, empowered the Scott Avenue Community Garden Group to create a new community focal point for Bowling, and encouraged young people from Craigmillar to explore the possibilities of the National Cycle Network in their area through circus workshops and a glow parade.
Interested community groups are encouraged to submit an expression of interest through the ArtRoots page