Call for groups to apply for grants to improve access to the outdoors

(copied from an email from CEC)

Thousands of pounds worth of grants are available to community groups looking to spruce up local community paths.

Scotland’s walking charity Paths for All has launched the 2020 Community Paths Grants programme which is offering funding of up to £1500 to constituted groups and organisations looking to create, promote and maintain parts of the path network.

Now, community organisations and registered charities such as community councils, development trusts and community woodland groups working in Scotland are being encouraged to apply for funding.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is Monday, 13 April with applications closing on May 11, 2020.

In light of the current Coronavirus outbreak, the team will be flexible with projects in terms of completion dates and reporting.

Community Active Travel grants of up to £3000 are also available for groups looking to improve links to make it easier for people to walk or cycle to schools, shops, business or public transport links.

The grants aim to empower communities to improve access to outdoors, helping people to be more active more often.

Community Paths Grants and the work of the Paths for All Active Environments team are supported by Scottish Natural Heritage, Transport Scotland and the Scottish Government.

To apply, visit www.pathsforall.org.uk/communitypathsgrants

Chris Peggie | Governance Officer | Democracy, Governance & Resilience: Governance | Strategy & Communications | Chief Executive | The City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2:1 | Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | 0131 529 4494| chris.peggie@edinburgh.gov.uk | http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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