About this fund
The ArtRoots fund is a community fund for artistic and aesthetic improvements to the National Cycle Network in Scotland. The fund enables and empowers communities to make improvements to the National Cycle Network for the benefit of place quality, enjoyment and active travel.
It aims to support local enterprise and culture, whilst also showcasing talent, intergenerational co-operation, expression, and creating a platform for youngsters to be heard through their arts. The ArtRoots fund also encourages communities to participate in shaping their local environment and increase their levels of physical activity.
Fund award size: maximum £5,000
Notes on award amounts: the standard grant awarded for an ArtRoots project is £2,500
A higher award of £5,000 is available for projects which can demonstrate how an increased award would significantly impact project outcomes and achieve a greater increase in new walking, wheeling and cycling journeys.
Who can apply
This fund is for constituted community groups based in Scotland. They will also consider applications from non-constituted groups.
When to apply
ArtRoots is open for new applications throughout the year.
Total annual funding is limited, so prospective applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
How to apply
Fill in the online expression of interest form via the Sustrans website.
General path maintenance or re-surfacing, building new paths, general repairs of existing infrastructure, e.g. bridges, walls etc. and volunteer/staff time. No part of the grant can be used for staff wages
Looking for support with funding?
Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support.
Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.