Social Housing Fund

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Supporting 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.

The Social Housing Fund for Improved Walking and Cycling Facilities provides funding to registered social housing providers such as housing associations and local authorities to provide better walking and cycling facilities that will benefit their residents.

The fund is currently closed but if you would like more information or support to develop a future project please email us.

What is the fund?
The fund is available to registered social housing providers across Scotland who are committed to supporting and encouraging active travel within their communities. The fund, supported by the Scottish Government, prioritises areas of high deprivation with the aim of encouraging walking and cycling for everyday journeys.

Cycling Scotland is working in partnership with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Living Streets Scotland and Sustrans Scotland.


How much is available?
£25,000 is available per site for a range of infrastructure proposals including secure cycle parking, street furniture such seating, litter bins, bollards and planters as well as improvements to access points and lighting.

Who can apply?

Registered social housing providers such as housing associations and local authorities who are looking to actively support walking and cycling for their residents.

The fund prioritises areas of high deprivation and projects that aim to encourage residents to incorporate walking and cycling as part of their regular everyday journeys.

How to apply?

The fund is now closed but you can contact if you have any questions about future funding or would like support or advice on facilities and initiatives to promote cycling and walking in your area.