Social Housing Partnership Fund

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Helping people to live healthier lives through walking and cycling.

Working with social housing providers means that the multiple benefits of walking and cycling can be brought to people living in areas of deprivation, helping to overcome issues around access, transport poverty, isolation and health inequalities.

We're working in partnership with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, Living Streets Scotland and Sustrans Scotland to deliver this fund, which is supported by the Scottish Government.

The fund makes it easier for residents living in social housing across Scotland to be healthier and more active through walking and cycling. By making it easier to store bikes, buggies and mobility aids securely as well as improving benches, planters and access points, the fund provides new facilities that make it easier, more enjoyable and more accessible for people to walk, cycle and spend time.

Social housing providers have installed a range of infrastructure including secure cycle parking, safe spaces to store prams, buggies and mobility aids, street furniture such seating, litter bins, bollards and planters as well as improvements to access points and lighting.

What? Funding of up to £25,000 for facilities that will encourage residents to walk and cycle.

Why? Active travel can play a key role in helping to overcome health and socioeconomic issues.

Who? The fund is available to all social housing providers in Scotland.

You can see social housing providers that received a grant through the Social Housing Fund partnership in 2019 in the map below:

Read stories of how social housing providers across Scotland have supported residents through accessing the fund.

If you have any questions about the fund, please get in touch with our team by emailing socialhousingfund@cycling.scot