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New funding to support walking and cycling through social housing providers.

Choosing to walk or cycle can have a big impact on physical health, mental wellbeing, connecting people with their communities and encouraging healthier lifestyles. These benefits can be felt especially by people living in areas of high deprivation, overcoming transport poverty, isolation and health inequalities.

Through the new Social Housing Fund for Improved Walking and Cycling Facilities, tenants living in housing associations and tenement residential properties across Scotland will soon be able to enjoy improved facilities to make walking and cycling easier, more attractive and more accessible.

Lane Activation Fund, Glasgow City Council

The Glasgow City Centre Team are really keen to activate the lanes in the City Centre. To help grants of up to £5,000 are available to people/groups that want to create and hold events in city centre lanes.

Scottish Growth Scheme

The Scottish Growth Scheme is a £500 million package of financial support for Scottish businesses. It's backed by the Scottish Government and aims to help businesses grow.

This funding will be provided through a series of initiatives which businesses can access for investment.

The Volant Charitable Trust Open Grants Programme

The Volant Trust’s aim is to support women, children and young people who are at risk and facing social deprivation.

The Volant Trust furthers its aim by supporting Scottish charities and projects, whether national or community-based, which help alleviate social deprivation, particularly supporting women, children and young people at risk. Projects must demonstrate a strong focus on supporting women and children affected by hardship or disadvantage and on tackling the issues they face in order to make a lasting difference to their lives and life chances.

Further information & guidelines here.

Deadline: 30th April 2019

Zero Waste Scotland Circular Economy Investment Fund

Zero Waste Scotland is investing £18 million as grant funding to small and medium sized enterprises who are helping to create a more circular economy.

Proposals are invited from:

  • Small to medium sized enterprises (less than 250 employees/turnover less than €50 million)
  • Non-profit organisations (charities and social enterprises)
The Fund is interested in :
  • Exploring markets for new circular economy products
  • Development and adoption of innovative business models for new circular economy products and services
  • Development and uptake of innovative technologies, products and services to support a circular economy

Find further information on the application process here.