We are pausing responses to new Places for Everyone projects until Friday 24th July. This is to allow our team time to focus on applications for Spaces for People, which remain a priority due to the ongoing public health emergency, in alignment with current government guidance. Deadlines for Place for Everyone project applications will, however, remain unaffected.

Places for Everyone

Sustrans Scotland’s Places for Everyone Programme provides advice, support and funding for the creation of safe, attractive, healthier places that increase the number of trips made by walking, cycling and wheeling for everyday journeys.

The programme is funded by the Scottish Government through Transport Scotland.

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

We can award 100% of design costs and 50% of construction costs

Delivering safer, more attractive walking and cycling routes for everyone

Apply for funding

Applicants to our Places for Everyone programme receive direct access to our knowledge and experience and benefit from our partnership approach to projects. This collaborative way of working helps ensure the projects we’re involved with achieve the best possible outcomes for communities across Scotland.

We provide support at any stage in a project’s development. However we encourage projects to express an interest in Places for Everyone as early as possible, so we can help guide you through the process.

We encourage applications from public and third sector organisations that can demonstrate an ability to deliver and maintain the infrastructure for which they are applying.

Places for Everyone funding is awarded quarterly. Please contact us for details of the latest deadlines and the next award round.

Key Information


Cut off for March Steering Group

Steering Group Meets

Cut off for June Steering Group

Steering Group Meets

Cut off for September Steering Group

Steering Group Meets

Cut off for December Steering Groups

Steering Group Meets

2020-21 Round Opens

2019-20 Grant Claim Deadline

Places for Everyone Panel Meets


14 February 2020

12 March 2020

8 May 2020*

18 June 2020

14 August 2020

17 September 2020

6 November 2020

2 December 2020

27 January 2020

15 May 2020

Summer 2020 (date TBC)

*Please be aware that the team will not be available for support on Friday 8 May, as this date coincides with Early May Bank Holiday.

View our full 2019/20 project list

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Contact the team


0131 346 1384