Transport Scotland made available up to £500,000 for Round 2 of the eBike Grant Fund, supporting local authorities, public sector agencies, colleges, universities and community groups to take the lead on the large-scale adoption of ebikes. Applications were encouraged to achieve this through the creation of bike pools, hire or loan schemes, of pedal-assisted electric bikes to support sustainable and active travel as an alternative to higher carbon emitting forms of transport. The grant will cover the costs of ebikes / ecargo bikes and associated safety equipment.
Local authorities and public sector organisations could bid for up to £100,000 of funding, with 3rd sector and community organisations being eligible for up to £15,000 of funding per application.
Energy Saving Trust will work with grant recipients to create and showcase exemplar ebike projects demonstrating the benefits of ebikes, helping to popularise their uptake as an alternative to car use.
Applications closed at 4pm on Friday 30 November.
If you would like to discuss an existing application, please contact a member of the eBike Grant Fund team on 0131 555 8642 or email eBikeGrantsScot@est.org.uk
More information on successful eBike Grant Fund Round 1 applicants here.
If you would like to experience an ebike first-hand, Home Energy Scotland deliver short-term ebike trials lasting from 3 days to 3 weeks (subject to availability). To arrange a trial, please call 0808 808 2282.