Published: 17th JUNE 2019

School Cycle and Scooter Parking Fund

The Cycle and Scooter Parking Grant Fund helps make travelling actively to school a more viable option for pupils in Scotland.

girl parking her bike at school

What is the Cycle and Scooter Parking Grant Fund?

It is funding for the installation of cycle and/or scooter parking facilities in schools based in Scotland. Cycle parking facilities can range from individual cycle stands, through to shelters, cycle lockers, secure storage and scooter parking.

Why is the funding needed?

Secure cycle and scooter parking is a crucial factor in encouraging cycling to school. Getting it right can be a very effective way for schools to promote active journeys to school and reduce traffic congestion at the school gates. It is also a visible way of publicising cycling and making cyclists feel valued.

Who can apply for the Cycle and Scooter Parking Grant Fund?

Applications can be made by local authorities, not schools themselves.  If your school is interested in applying for funding, please liaise with the relevant contact(s) in your local authority - if you aren't sure who this is, get in touch below. We encourage you to contact your local authority as soon as possible.

We will prioritise applications that clearly demonstrate how they have applied best practice in identifying the type and location(s) of the proposed cycle parking facilities. Any school receiving funding must take part in the Hands Up Scotland Survey.

What is the application process?

  1. Download the Cycle and Scooter Parking Fund Guidance
  2. Download the Cycle and Scooter Parking application information for schools.
  3. If your school is interested in applying for funding, please liaise with the relevant contact in your local authority. All applications need to be made through the local authority.

What are the timescales?

  • 16th June 2020: Application Submitted Electronic applications to be submitted. 
  • w/c 29th June 2020: Successful applicants will be notified. 
  • 22nd August 2020 (or within 28 days of receipt, whichever is later): Two copies of the Offer Letter must be signed by the local authority. Sustrans will countersign and return a copy for records. 
  • 26th November 2020: Site works to be completed.
  • 21st January 2021: Completed claim form returned to Sustrans.
  • 23rd June 2021: Project report including before and after monitoring data submitted to Sustrans.

How much funding is available?

Local authorities can apply for a maximum of £10,000 per school.

For further information and guidance please email

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