Places for Everyone

Places for Everyone

Places for Everyone is Sustrans’ permanent infrastructure fund for Scotland. Supported by Transport Scotland, we provide funding and expertise to help deliver walking, wheeling and cycling improvements across the country.

We currently have more than 200 projects at various stages of development, ranging from multi-million pound transformations in Scotland’s cities to new walking routes between some of Scotland’s smallest communities.

Thinking of applying?

Applications for new Concept (Stage 0-2) projects are officially open as of 25th July 2022!

Check the below criteria needed to see if you’re eligible to receive funding.

  • Ability to manage long-term financial obligations
  • Possession of Public Liability Insurance
  • Support from relevant local authority
  • Understanding of CDM regulations

Have an idea for a project already?

Submit a short Expression of Interest application below to find out whether you can receive funding.

Whilst submitting an Expression of Interest is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended and will help us to process your Full Application more quickly.

Open to All

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

Available Funding

We can award 100% of design costs and 70% of construction costs. We will work with you to identify necessary match funding.

Support to Completion

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

Learning Everyday

Our Engage – Inspire – Learn programme can help keep you up to date with the latest trends and projects across Scotland.

Projects in Rural Locations

We fund projects right across Scotland. Now that our Places for Everyone programme is open again to Concept (Stages 0-2) applications, we will continue to offer funding for projects in rural locations.

Where there are design constraints relating to rurality, there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution and our team will collaborate with partners to find context-specific and evidence led design solutions to take the project forward.

Community groups

We can equip you with the tools you need to meet our additional criteria for community organisations.

In order to maximise your chance of receiving funding, please make sure you can evidence of the below when you apply.

  • A signed constitution
  • Required number of board members in accordance with your constitution

Not sure if you’re eligible for funding as a community organisation?

Complete our quick eligibility assessment below.

Download our Application Guidance

Applications for new Concept (Stage 0-2) projects are now officially open!

To help with this, we have made available updated Concept (Stages 0-2) application guidance for all partners and community groups below.

Decision Making Panel Dates

Stage 0-2 Applications Open
Stage 0-2 Application Deadline
Stage 0-2 Panel

Stage 3-4 Applications Open
Stage 3-4 Application Deadline
Stage 3-4 Panel

Stage 5-7 Applications Open
Stage 5-7 Application Deadline
Stage 5-7 Panel

25 July 2022
23 August 2022
31 October 2022

19 September 2022
7 October 2022
19 December 2022

31 October 2022
29 November 2022
6 February 2023

Check your application or update your project

You can visit our dedicated Project Portal to check your application, update key information or complete reporting steps.

Need help identifying match funding?

Download our match funding guidance for useful information and links to external funds that we can match with.

Engage – Inspire – Learn

Sign up for our newsletter to find professional resources to support your projects and to hear about the progress being made by our partners across the country.

What have we funded?

Want to find our more about the projects that we’ve already funded? You can down load the projects lists here.

Temporary School Streets fund

We’re making £200,000 available through Places for Everyone in order to deliver temporary School Streets interventions.

This limited fund is available on a first come first served basis and is open to schools, local authorities and parent councils working in partnership with relevant local authority departments.

Individual grants will be no more than £30,000, though we will consider context and project specific evidence when evaluating costs.

If you’re eligible and have a Schools Streets project in mind to deliver, let us know by submitting an Expression of Interest application.

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