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Funding opportunity for community walking or wheeling projects from Brighton & Hove City Council

Brighton and Hove City Council is funding walking or wheeling (the use of wheelchairs or mobility aids) projects that would benefit a specific group of people in the community. Although a led walk will need to be part of the project, it can also include a variety of activities such as the development of personalised walking maps, a community street audit (which can lead to small infrastructure improvement), a video...etc.

The project needs to be able to demonstrate that it will encourage people to increase their walking, especially for short trips within the city.

One of the following benefits is also required:

• Improve mental and physical heath

• Increase social connections

• Promote a safer and more pleasant environment

• Promote the use of improved walking infrastructure such as for example Valley Gardens, Black Road boardwalk and any other new local paths…

• Improve accessibility and inclusivity

• Increase awareness of climate change and how walking can contribute

The grant offered is up to £500 per project.

The funding can be used for example to pay for refreshments, bus tickets, a specialist walk leader and walking equipment.

Minimum participants: 5

Minimum length of the project: 3 months

Timescale: the project needs to take place between November 2022 and October 2023

The funding is provided through the Capability and Ambition fund managed by Active Travel England, a new government agency created by the Department for Transport. There is a strong requirement to provide monitoring and evaluation via “before” and “after” surveys which will be provided. Therefore, the project participants will need to commit to this evaluation to order to be able to take part.

A variety of projects will be considered so if you are interested in more information and a chat, please contact Delphine, Walking Officer, at


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