The 2020/21 eBike Grant Fund is currently closed to applications. Please check this page for updates on further rounds of eBike Grant Fund support.
Successful applicants to the 2020/21 eBike Grant Fund were announced on 15 February 2021. The scheme is funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Energy Saving Trust.
Local authorities, public sector agencies, further and higher education institutions, active travel hubs and community groups were invited to apply for funding to adopt ebikes, etrikes, ecargo bikes, cargo bikes and trailers, tandems, adapted cycles and trikes. To encourage uptake of the funded cycles, applicants could also apply for additional funding to support subsidised access to ebike hire/loan schemes for people with mobility issues, those on low income, jobseekers, modern apprentices, young people, and students.
So far, the 2020/21 round of funding has awarded £410,600 to 33 eBike Grant Fund projects and £223,000 to 12 ebikes for key worker projects. These projects follow on from 12 ecargo bike projects announced in December 2020, with costs totalling £78,000.
This builds on two previous years of funding:
- Year 1 2018/19 awarded £932,000 to 46 projects
- Year 2 2019/20 awarded £1,050,000 to 58 projects
See full details of successful eBike Grant Fund 2020/21 projects
Full details of successful projects in previous years are available at the bottom of this page.
eBikes for key workers
As part of the eBike Grant Fund, Energy Saving Trust offered previously funded grantees the chance to apply for up to £20,000 of funding for the provision of ebikes to support key and essential workers.
The ebikes would be loaned to key and essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis, providing workers with an alternative commute travel mode.
A total of 12 organisations were successful in receiving a combined total of £223,000 in funding.
See full details of successful ebikes for key workers projects