sportscotland has been working with Scottish Cycling and Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) to develop a more integrated approach to investment in capital projects.
We want to ensure that we make the best of the resources available and that investment is targeted at those projects that offer the greatest impact against the priorities set out in Scottish Cycling’s facilities strategy and the DMBinS national framework.
sportscotland, Scottish Cycling and DMBinS are inviting clubs, local authorities, communities, businesses and other organisations, who are planning to develop a cycling facilities project over the next 3 to 5 years, to tell them about their proposals.
It is vital for cycling that there is a better understanding of the pipeline of proposals, as it will inform what and where investment from funding will be prioritised over this period.
sportscotland’s Sports Facilities Fund has invested and will continue to invest in good quality cycling projects across all of the cycling disciplines. It is however an application based investment programme, which can present challenges when it comes to investing strategically into projects. sportscotland, Scottish Cycling and DMBinS want to develop a more strategic, supportive and co-ordinated approach towards projects helping to ensure that the best proposals are those that receive investment.
In terms of the next steps, we would be grateful if you could complete the Expression of Interest Form here.
Anyone completing the form should appreciate that this is not an application for funding - instead it does provides sportscotland, Scottish Cycling and DMBinS with valuable information which will help us invest strategically in the right projects and improve the support to cycling and mountain biking facilities in Scotland.