Ian Findlay Path Fund
About this fund
This grant fund is supported by Transport Scotland to improve paths, to make active travel easier and more attractive. This will encourage people to leave their cars at home for short journeys which will in turn benefit air quality, reduce CO2 emissions and improve our physical health and mental wellbeing.
The fund supports projects that will improve usability and accessibility of paths for more people. This will reduce inequalities and improve access to greenspace and its benefits to mental health.
The fund is named in memory of our late Chief Officer, Ian Findlay CBE who died very suddenly in March 2021. Ian made a huge impact during his time at Paths for All and this fund recognises and continues his legacy.
The fund supports path management projects that:
- Demonstrate that they will make it easer for people to choose active travel and public transport to reduce dependency on car usage
- Improve accessibility and resilience of existing paths between homes, community facilities, active travel routes and public transport facilities
- Remove barriers to make existing paths more accessible to more people
- Link paths to community destinations such as homes and public transport connections
- Improve and create routes to aid the development of 20-minute neighbourhoods
The fund is open to a wide range of community and third sector organisations.
Funding of a sum between £10,000 – £100,000 is available, with 30% match funding required (15% can be in kind).
If you are at an early stage of your project, we can offer up to 100% of design costs.
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.