Deadline: 15 October 2024 (but preference given to applications submitted by 1 September)
Area: Scotland-wide

Administered by Sustrans, the ArtRoots fund inspires communities to shape their local environment by making traffic-free routes more attractive and accessible for everyone.

The fund also supports projects led by organisations and individuals who can demonstrate strong community involvement, consultation and engagement.

Previous ArtRoots-supported projects include:

  • Temporary installations
  • Performances and events
  • Sculptures
  • Heritage signs
  • Information boards
  • Murals.

 A successful ArtRoots project will:

 - Put the power of creative change into the hands of the community

- Raise awareness of local traffic-free National Cycle Network routes for everyone to use

- Demonstrate strong knowledge of the local area and what artistic contribution could make the best improvement to the environment

- Make traffic-free National Cycle Network routes more enjoyable and attractive places to explore

- Encourage and build confidence in local communities to use active travel (walking, wheeling and cycling) to visit or experience the project.

Who can apply for a grant?

This fund is for constituted community groups based in Scotland, but they will also consider applications from non-constituted groups, organisations and individuals.

How much support can you apply for?

The standard grant awarded for an ArtRoots project is £2,500. A higher award of up to £6,000 is available for projects that can demonstrate how an increased award would significantly impact project outcomes and achieve a greater increase in new walking, wheeling and cycling journeys.

Successful applicants can claim the funding in advance of their project commencing or after the completion of the project. ArtRoots does not require any match funding.

For more information and to apply, please visit the ArtRoots webpage.