Sustrans Scotland's Community Links programme provides funding for the creation of infrastructure that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle for everyday journeys. The programme is funded by Transport Scotland and has funded hundreds of projects across Scotland since 2010.
- Create infrastructure that enables people to walk, cycle or use another active travel mode as their preferred mode of travel for everyday journeys
- Meet the needs of communities, providing people with the opportunity to shape their local environment and link the places they live with the places they want to go
- Raise the standards by using innovative and imaginative approaches for community and business engagement, design and construction of walking and/or cycling projects
- Encourage placemaking that promotes greater use of public space and higher levels of active travel
- Create an enabling context/environment for active travel that facilitates the delivery of other projects
Apply for Community Links funding
We encourage applications from public and third sector organisations that can demonstrate an ability to deliver and maintain the infrastructure for which they are applying.
Key dates for 2017/18 projects
The second round of 2017-18 Community Links Programme closes
|18 April 2018||Final grant claim deadline|
2018/19 project application timeline
|16 February 2018||Guidance and criteria for the 2018-19 Community Links Programme released|
|16 February 2018||Application portal for the 2018-19 Community Links Programme opens|
|30 March 2018||Application portal for the 2018-19 Community Links Programme closes|
|Throughout April||Review of the 2018-19 Community Links Programme applications|
|30 April 2018||Funding decision for 2018-19 Community Links projects announced|
|1 May 2018||Application portal reopens for new applications|
|May 2018 - March 2019||Applications will be reviewed and applicants notified within four weeks of submission|
|March 2019||Application portal closes for 2018/19|
Community Links Projects 2017-18
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