Projects we can support 

  • path surfacing - to provide a better surface by improving drainage, clearing vegetation, and applying new surface material
  • replacing stiles with gates - to improve access for disabled users, those with limited mobility and users with pushchairs and young children
  • installing a boardwalk or bridge - to provide access across a boggy area, or a crossing over a ditch or stream

We can also support requests for contributions towards tools, equipment and training for established groups and parish representatives that will be carrying out improvements to rights of way in their local area.

Depending on the type of improvements you are proposing and the benefits they will bring, we can provide contributions of up to £5,000 to help deliver a project (larger projects may be considered on occasion).

Projects we cannot support 

  • works/projects that are primarily for nature conservation, the main element of the project must be for access improvements (funding may be available through the Rural Communities Fund)
  • fencing projects or works on recreation grounds, unless the land is also recorded as a right of way
  • work to paved/tarmacked paths
  • benches and picnic benches
  • dog bins
  • research
  • notice/map boards and promotional leaflets (funding may be available through the Rural Communities Fund)