The Small Grants Scheme provides funding for projects to improve or promote countryside access. Priority is given to practical improvements to rights of way and open access land.
Typical projects include:
- Path Surfacing - provide a better surface by improving drainage, clearing vegetation and applying new surfacing material.
- Replacing stiles with gates - improve access for disabled users, those with limited mobility and users with pushchairs and young children.
- Installation of a boardwalk or bridge - provide access across a boggy area, or a crossing over a ditch or stream.
- Benches – enhance your local paths with the addition of a bench.
- Leaflets – encourage access to the countryside with a professionally designed leaflet with a map showing paths and circular routes for walking, cycling and riding in your local area. You can also include information on local history and wildlife, as well as details of local pubs, cafes, shops and visitor attractions.
- Mapboards - encourage access to the countryside with a professionally designed mapboard in a wood or metal frame, showing a map of local rights of way and access areas, together with information on the wildlife and history of your area.
See Project Guidance for more information.