Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund
About this fund
The Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Open Fund aims to encourage people to change their everyday travel behaviours. Grants are available to encourage people to use public transport or other sustainable options such as buses and community car clubs for longer journeys; walking and cycling for short journeys, and home-working to replace daily commutes.
The Open Fund is available to support public, third and community sector organisations. The fund aims to help cut Scotland’s carbon emissions and improve our air quality. It will also help reverse the trend towards sedentary lifestyles and will tackle health inequalities.
The SCSP Open Fund aims to change people’s everyday travel behaviour. It funds projects that:
– encourage people to walk, wheel (i.e. use mobility aids) or cycle as part of their everyday short journeys
– encourage people to use other sustainable travel choices for longer journeys, such as e-cycling and public or community transport
– encourage organisations to adopt home-working practices.
Grants available are between £5,000 and £100,000 and need to be match funded.
To make an application to the Open Fund, please read our guidance first. If you believe you have a project that we could fund the first step is to complete an Expression of Interest on our grant’s portal. If you are already registered, log in to our grants portal.
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.