Safer Routes to School is a Scottish Government-funded programme to help schools, parents and local authorities make improvements to key routes to schools, making them safer for people of all ages.
Find out more about the tools we use for co-design with children and young people
We encourage applications from schools and local authorities working in partnership
Surveys suggest the main barrier for parents allowing their children to cycle or walk to school is concern for safety
You can find answers to questions about Safer Routes to School in our FAQ document
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for Safer Routes to School funding, get in touch with the team at SRTS@Sustrans.org.uk. No two schools are the same and everyone’s journey is different, so we will work with you to support your application.
We can provide full funding for design work and engagement with school pupils to make sure their voice is heard in the design. We fund up to 50% of construction costs, with additional incentives available for ambitious projects and junction improvements.
We can also provide support through our I Bike scheme. This provides funding for dedicated officers to work in schools,encouraging active travel and providing essential skills training for pupils.
If you have an application in progress, you can log into our portal to view or update it.