Sustrans Scotland: ArtRoots Grant Fund

Closing date: Fri 1 Dec 2023: 12am

ArtRoots is a grant fund to support community engagement, and help communities shape their local
National Cycle Network with creative ideas: artworks, events, performances, installations and more. ArtRoots is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered through Sustrans Scotland.

ArtRoots supports communities to shape their local environment by realising their creative ideas along traffic-free routes of the National Cycle Network. The fund supports local enterprise, talent, and culture by backing projects identified through local consultation and engagement by communities themselves.

The 2023/24 ArtRoots funding round is open for new applications until 1 December 2023. Total annual funding is limited, so preference will be given to applications submitted by 1 September 2023.

Examples of successful grants include:
• Positive Imaginings performed children circus event in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.
• Aberfoyle Ground Art Trail is a project that delivered stencil art on National Cycle Network local paths.
• Colorful murals were painted along the Almondbank viaduct underpass.

What areas are eligible?
Traffic free sections of the National Cycle Network.

How much money is available?
The standard grant award for an ArtRoots project is £2,500. Awards up to £6,000 are available for projects which can demonstrate that they will significantly increase new walking, wheeling and cycling journeys.

Who can apply?
Community groups, social enterprises, and other organisations involved in local community engagement activities.

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Closing date: Fri 1 Dec 2023: 12am