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South City Way Small Grants Fund

Sustrans Scotland’s South City Way Small Grants Fund is a fantastic opportunity for community groups to apply for up to £5,000 of funding for projects which will encourage people to walk and cycle, or help improve public spaces along the route.

What is the South City Way?

Delivered in partnership with Glasgow City Council, the South City Way will deliver a 3km segregated cycle and pedestrian route from Queen’s Park to Stockwell Street in Merchant City and help transform the environment along the route by creating community spaces and green areas.

South City Way was the first winner of the Community Links PLUS design competition. Managed by Sustrans Scotland and funded by the Sottish Government, Community Links PLUS seeks big, bold and innovative projects to restore the balance of Scotland’s streets in favour of people walking and cycling.

Who can apply for a grant?

To be considered for funding, communities must demonstrate that they are a constituted group.

Projects must aim to either encourage more people to travel by foot or bike, or improve the appearance of areas, alongside the South City Way or within 500 metres of it. This could include, for example, organising led cycle rides, setting up a local walking group or creating a community artwork. It could also mean buying or building planters for trees and plants for a local group to maintain, re-purposing spaces for a community area or cycle parking.

How much can be applied for?

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

When can I apply for a grant?

Constituted community groups can apply for funding through our online portal.

The closing date for the initial round of applications is 29th August 2018.

For more information read the SCW Small Grants Fund Guidance or for more information contact the team on or call us on 0131 346 1384.