places for everyone

Places for Everyone gives community groups, local authorities, educational institutions and other organisations access to the resources and support that they need to design and build high quality walking and cycling routes for all.

Since 2010, Transport Scotland have funded Sustrans to help create thousands of new and upgraded routes across Scotland. We’ve helped hundreds of groups and organisations deliver projects ranging from bridges connecting communities to projects to turn favourite tracks into something more to making busy road crossings safer for all.

Community Groups and Development Trusts can receive support to help manage infrastructure design and construction

We provide support throughout the whole of your project, from application enquiries to developing a maintenance strategy

50% of costs funded for construction projects; 70% of costs funded for improvements to junctions

Delivering safer, more attractive walking and cycling routes for everyone

How to Apply

Places for Everyone provides support throughout the life of your project, from initial ideas to the finished product.

If you have a project that is close to construction, we can fund up to half of it if it meets our criteria. If it doesn’t, we can provide help and advice so you can make a successful bid.

If you are earlier in a project, we can help with design costs and feasibility studies. This means you can be sure that your route will be designed and built to the best standards available with the support of our team.

We are keen to link the places where people live, work and grow through Places for Everyone. If you would like to find out more about how we can work with you, then please get in touch with us using the details below.

The first round 2019-20 application for Places for Everyone closed on 1st May 2019. The second round of applications will open on the week of the 24th of June 2019 – please get in touch if you would like to discuss a prospective application.

Full guidance on your application and the Places for Everyone process is available in our Places for Everyone Guidance.

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Contact the Team


Phone: 0131 346 1384