Sustrans Community Links Programme Update

Sustrans have now published information on 2017's Community Links Programme. Below, as well as key information on any additional funding available and changes to the application and grant claim procedures, Sustans will also be looking to share case studies from partners who are delivering particularly interesting, ambitious, innovative or high quality projects, and complementary funding opportunities from other organisations. Sign up for more information through the Sustrans website
 
2017-18 Application Round
Unfortunately, due to technical challenges we have faced when making some key changes to the online application form, we have had to make the decision to delay the opening of this years application round. This will allow us to complete these changes and more rigorously test the system before partners begin making their applications. The application portal will now go live on Monday 23rd January and will be open until Friday 24th February. However, the latest application guidance and criteria are available on our website to allow partners to start planning their applications.
 
2017-18 Safer Routes to Schools Fund
As with previous years, we will again be making available the Safer Routes to Schools Fund, with a budget of £1million set aside for these school travel specific projects. However, the application process will run at the same time as the Community Links Programme applications and the portal will then remain open throughout the year for receipt of underspend applications.  
 
2016-17 Grant Claim Process
This year's grant claim process will be being administered via the Sustrans Scotland Application Portal. If you have not already signed up to the portal, simply follow this URL and click "not yet registered, click here" to sign up using your organisation email address. scotlandportal.sustrans.org.uk .
You can also now find all the information you need to complete a grant claim and project report on our shared drive here: Grant Claim and Project Report Information. The password for access is CommunityLinks .