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?

Funding for new Places for Everyone projects is available to Local Authorities, Regional Transport Partnerships, or National Park Associations.

Existing projects by other organisations will continue to be supported and will be able to access funding for subsequent project stages.

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
  • Understanding of CDM regulations

Guidance packs

We provide the resources you need deliver your project, from tailored application packs to industry-leading community engagement support.

Available funding

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

Support to completion

Our dedicated team are available every step of the way to ensure your project is as successful as possible, from early concept design through to construction.

Learning Everyday

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

Ready to apply?

If you have checked our Decision Making Panel dates below and know a round is open – then please submit your application through through our Project Portal link below:

Decision Making Panel Dates

Please note dates marked with an * have been altered due to our ongoing funding discussions with Transport Scotland. Dates may be subject to further change as our discussions progress. We’ll notify you as soon as any changes are confirmed.


10th January 2024/25 Application Deadline (Round 1) 
28th March*Stages 3-4 Panel 
March-April  Stages 3-4 Grant Awards Announced
10th April Grant claim deadline for 2023/24 projects
15th April*Open for 2024/25 Round 2 Applications (Stages 3-4 only. At this time, we do not expect to have another Stage 0-2 grant round for funding this financial year)
19th April*Deadline to submit deliverables for Stage Review for projects moving to Stages 3-4 (Round 2) 
TBC*Stages 0-2 Round 1 Grant Awards Announced 
6th May*2024/25 Application Deadline (Round 2)  
2nd JulyStages 3-4 Panel 
TBC*Stages 3-4 Grant Awards Announced 

Start your application or update your project

You can visit our dedicated Project Portal to start 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

Our training and events programme aims to increase your knowledge, provide resources to help build your expertise, and support your projects.

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.

Latest projects

Monitoring & Evaluation of Places for Everyone Projects

Sustrans’ Research and Monitoring Unit contributes to the monitoring and evaluation of a sample of Places for Everyone projects. When a scheme is selected, we work collaboratively with the project team to evaluate its impact. Every project will have a unique set of project aims, objectives and outcomes, as well as a monitoring plan.

Contact Us


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