Transport Scotland has committed a further £900,000 towards the ebike grant fund in 2020/2021. Round four is available to assist local authorities, public sector agencies, further and higher education institutions, active travel hubs and community groups to adopt ebikes, etrikes, ecargo bikes, cargo bikes and trailers, tandems, adaptive bikes and trikes
This builds on three previous rounds of funding.
Round one allocated £470,000 to 19 organisations, round two awarded £462,000 to 27 projects while round three distributed just over £1,050,000 to 58 projects. In total, these projects have funded 875 ebikes and 41 ecargo bikes. The fund will continue to be split into two separate streams.
Category A offers up to £25,000 of funding towards projects that will provide opportunities to their communities to trial ebikes. Applications can be submitted at any time up until December 2020, however interim deadlines are set for application reviews and awards granted on an ongoing basis.
Category A – Deadline 1 – Friday 14 August 2020
Category A – Deadline 2 – Friday 2 October 2020
Category A – Deadline 3 – Friday 18 December 2020
Category B offers up to £200,000 of funding per application towards large scale fleets of pool bikes or public bikeshare/hire schemes, and promoting large scale uptake of ebikes. There are two deadlines for application reviews and awards granted throughout the year.
Category B – Deadline 1 – Friday 28 August 2020
Category B – Deadline 2 – Friday 30 October 2020
Applications can be requested by emailing [email protected]
See guidance and information for applicants (category A and B funding).