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New active travel support programme for marginalised communities

Published: August 5, 2022

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Sustrans Scotland have just launched a new programme, the Community Active Travel Support Service.   This service is specifically for organisations working in SIMD 1-2 areas, or with people who experience inequality, for example; young people, disabled people, people of colour, LGBT+ etc.

Research shows that people from marginalised communities are less likely to use active travel to get around their local areas, so we wanted to make sure that the organisations representing them have all the advice and support they need to get more people walking, wheeling and cycling.

As part of the service we provide a small amount of staff time as well as advice and access to training opportunities tailored to your organisation’s needs – for example; governance, project planning, running events, accessing funding, marketing, social media, or more practical skills like first aid, walk/ride leader training or bike repair training.

You can find more information about the service here.  The expression of interest form is very quick and easy, and we are aiming to let organisations know whether they have been successful within 3 working days.

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