A demonstration of the wider benefits of cycling and walking, including positive impacts on health, the quality of the environment, strengthened local economies and increased road safety
An increase in the number of aspirational projects being submitted to Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links grant programme
Greater understanding of what high-quality cycling and walking infrastructure looks and feels like amongst families, communities, and decision makers
The delivery of more ambitious cycling and walking infrastructure across Scotland
We welcome applications from local authorities, key agencies and statutory bodies, and support applications developed by communities in partnership with their local authority.
Community Links PLUS is a three-stage design competition.
Stage One is for initial Expressions of Interest. Up to ten projects are selected to proceed to Stage Two.
For Stage Two each project receives a grant of up to £10,000 to develop their proposals further. It concludes with up to five projects being selected to proceed to Stage Three.
At Stage Three each projects receives a further grant of up to £40,000 to finalise their detailed proposals and present to a cross-sector expert judging panel. The panel then makes a recommendation to the Minister for Transport and the Islands, who takes the final decision on funding.
Following the competition process, Sustrans works closely in partnership with the winning project teams to deliver their proposals.
“for commuting or leisure, more people across Scotland will be able to enjoy the benefits of greener and healthier modes of transport”
Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport & the Islands