It’s week 3 of our exhibitor spotlights ahead of Falkirk Funders Fayre 2020, and only 6 weeks to go now!
If you haven’t booked your FREE ticket for the event, which takes place on Tuesday 10th March, 10am – 2pm at the Bowhouse Community Centre, Bowhouse Road, Grangemouth, FK3 0EU – why not visit the Eventbrite page now?
You’ll be able to speak with a range of different support and funder organisations, including the focus of today’s article, Paths for All and Creative Scotland!
Paths for All
Paths for All’s vision is for a happier, healthier Scotland where physical activity improves quality of life and wellbeing for all. Their aim is to significantly increase the number of people who choose to walk in Scotland – whether that’s leisure walking or active-choice walking to work, school or shops. They aim to create more opportunities and better environments not just for walking, but also for cycling and other activities, to help make Scotland a more active, more prosperous, greener country.
They work to improve physical, mental and social health, as they believe that everyday walking can be the key to improving the health and wellbeing of the Scottish people. By encouraging and supporting more people to take their first small step towards enjoying physical activity, they want to help fight some of Scotland’s most pressing health issues: obesity, cancer, heart disease, depression and dementia. Creating more opportunities for walking helps to reduce loneliness and social isolation and creates health equalities for all. Paths for All believes that everyday walking can help tackle all this, and more, that it can be life changing.
They also want to improve the environment for people to be active – research has shown that people walking more is good for Scotland, and delivering real benefits for health, transport, environment and the economy. So Paths for All works to do everything in their power to provide more opportunities and better spaces for walking and other activities.
To do this, they fund, train and support champions for local path groups, and work with all of their partners to put everyday walking on the map, and ensure that everyone has good quality, multiuse and accessible places to walk and be active.
Their Community Path and Community Active Travel grants support communities to create, promote and maintain local community paths and active travel routes. These are open to any constituted community group who have their own bank account (including community organisations and registered community charities such as community councils, development trusts and community woodland groups working in Scotland).
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. They enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life, and distribute funding from Scottish Government and the National Lottery.
This funding is how Creative Scotland supports a portfolio of organisations across Scotland, as well as the way they help with the development of individuals, the funding of ideas, new work and projects, and how they deliver specific activity with partners.
Their website is full of information on how their funding works, and the help that’s available when pulling together an application, including their Funding FAQs, with information on the right funding programme for your idea or project. Or you can pop along and chat to them in March at Falkirk Funders Fayre!
Those looking to be kept up to date on Creative Scotland’s funding news by email can also sign up for their Funding Updates.
Creative Scotland has been involved in supporting and producing a variety of projects, including the 2017 Scottish Christmas zombie musical film Anna and the Apocalypse, CashBack for Creativity, Paper Houses Design, and BAFTA award winning T2 Trainspotting.
Alternatively, contact CVS Falkirk by phone: 01324 692000, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org