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. Applications closed on Friday 30 November. Awards for Round 2 funding were announced on 11 February 2019 by the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson. The following organisations received funding:
Information on successful eBike Grant Fund Round 2 applicants.
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.
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.