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eBike Grant Fund

Round 2 

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:

  • University of Aberdeen: 12 ebikes - £15,000
  • Historic Environment Scotland: 10 ebikes - £5,315
  • Dundee City Council: 50 ebikes - £100,000
  • Milnbank Housing Association: 9 ebikes - £14,962
  • Greener Kirkcaldy: 4 ebikes - £3,819.95
  • University of Glasgow: 8 ebikes - £15,220
  • Forward Coupar Angus: 5 ebikes - £6,897
  • Simon Community: 1 ebike, 2 ecargo bikes - £11,184
  • Healthy n Happy (Cambuslang): 2 ecargo bikes - £7,637.08
  • Wheatley Group: 15 ebikes - £16,953
  • NHS Shetland: 12 ebikes - £8,874
  • Transition St Andrews: 1 ecargo bike - £4,900
  • Y Sort It (Clydebank): 2 ebikes - £2,800
  • Outfit Moray: 2 ebikes - £2,924.02
  • Dunblane Community Development Trust: 1 ebike - £2,400
  • McLaren Leisure (Callander): 5 ebikes - £7,062
  • Auchterarder Community Development Trust: 2 ebikes - £5,350
  • Assynt Development Trust: 18 ebikes, 1 ecargo bike - £15,000
  • Orkney Council: 12 ebikes - £23,748
  • Shotts Healthy Living: 6 ebikes - £11,058.50
  • Volunteering Hebrides: 7 ebikes - £14,695
  • Mid-Deeside Community Development Trust: 8 ebikes - £11,916.72
  • Bikes for Refugees (Edinburgh): 4 ebikes - £12,396
  • Cycle Friendly Kingussie: 8 ebikes - £10,300
  • Forth Valley College: 4 ebikes - £4,646.59
  • University of Dundee: 10 ebikes - £9,187.20
  • Transport for Edinburgh: 37 ebikes - £118,198

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

Round 1

More information on successful eBike Grant Fund Round 1 applicants.

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

Guidance and information for applicants - Round 2