Transport Scotland have made available £1.14m for Round 3 of the eBike Grant Fund in 2019/20 to support the adoption of ebikes and ecargo bikes as an alternative to car journeys. Applications are now invited from public and third sector organisations based in Scotland to apply for grant funding to support the delivery of ebike and ecargo bike pools, public hire and loan schemes.
Applications are encouraged from local authorities, public sector agencies, further and higher education institutions, active travel hubs and community groups. The grant covers the purchase of ebikes, ecargo bikes, adapted bikes and associated safety equipment.
Category A Fund for applications from community groups, third sector, and public sector organisations looking for up to £25,000 (per application) towards projects that will provide opportunities to trial ebikes.
Category B Fund for applications from community groups, third sector, and public sector organisations and local authorities for the purposes of providing large scale fleets of pool bikes, bikeshare/hire schemes, and promoting large-scale uptake of ebikes as an alternative to car and van travel. Up to £200,000 towards project costs is available per application.
28 June 2019 – Application deadline 1 – Category A fund
12 August 2019 – Application deadline 2 – Category B fund
20 September 2019 – Application deadline 3 – Category A fund
29 November 2019 – Application deadline 4 – Category A fund
9 December 2019 – Application deadline 5 – Category B fund
Please note application deadlines 3-5 are subject to change, and are dependent on funding availability after the first two rounds.
Guidance and information for round three applicants is available below. For further assistance or to request an application form, 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 2 applicants.
More information on successful eBike Grant Fund Round 1 applicants.
If you would like to experience an ebike first-hand, Home Energy Scotland deliver short-term ebike trials. Get in touch with your local centre by phoning 0808 808 2282 for information on availability and trial terms and conditions.