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eBike Grant Fund

Round 2 

Transport Scotland has 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. We encourage applications that will 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 can 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 will open on Tuesday 9 October 2018, with application forms available on request from eBikeGrantsScot@est.org.uk. The deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 30 November. When requesting an application form, please provide the following details:

  • Name of organisation
  • Organisation type (eg local authority, community group)
  • Estimated project cost (if known)

If you would like to discuss a potential application, please contact a member of the eBike Grant Fund team on 0131 555 8642 or email eBikeGrantsScot@est.org.uk

Application guidance

Round 1

More information on successful eBike Grant Fund Round 1 applicants here.

Home Energy Scotland eBike trials

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.

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Guidance and information for applicants - Round 1