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ebike grant fund

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Please note that this page contains information and links most relevant for people living in Scotland.

Please note that this fund is now closed

Transport Scotland has committed £900,000 towards the ebike grant fund in 2023/24. This year projects can apply for up to £75,000 per application for ebike projects.  The fund closed to applications on 22 September 2023.

Who can apply

The following are encouraged to apply for funding: 

  • local authorities
  • public sector agencies
  • higher education institutions 
  • active travel hubs 
  • community groups

The funding can be used to adopt ebikes, etrikes, ecargo bikes, cargo bikes and trailers, tandems, adapted cycles, and trikes and towards projects that provide opportunities to trial ebikes.  

The latest funding commitment builds on five previous rounds of funding:  

  • 2018/19 allocated over £932,000 in funding to 46 projects.
  • 2019/20 allocated over £1,050,000 in funding to 58 projects.
  • Alongside the eBike Grant Fund in 2020/21, £223,000 was allocated to 12 ebikes for key worker projects and ecargo research bike projects, with costs totalling £78,000.
  • 2021/22 allocated £921,650 in funding to 41 projects.
  • 2022/23 allocated over £891,000 in funding to 36 projects.

To encourage uptake of the funded cycles, applicants can also apply for additional funding, limited to 5% of the total project, to support subsidised access to ebike hire schemes for people with mobility issues, those on low income, jobseekers, modern apprentices, young people, and students. This is to ensure that these target groups have equal access to ebike opportunities. 

We will be running an ongoing application process; the application can be submitted at any point up until Friday 22 September 2023.  

How to apply

Please note that this fund is now closed to applications.

eBike trials

Free ebike trials are available to organisations, communities and individuals across Scotland. Trials of over three days are encouraged for recipients to fully experience the benefits and get to know what it’s like to use an ebike in their daily life. Longer term trials are also available to GPs and healthcare practices.

Contact your local Home Energy Scotland service to check for availability through the contact form or by phone on 0808 808 2282.

Previous rounds of funding

Energy Saving Trust is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. This fund is subject to availability and terms and conditions apply.

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Additional resources

  • eBike Grant Fund 2022/23 - Guidance and information for applicants

    Download (PDF)
  • eBike Grant Fund leaflet

    Download (PDF)
  • Smarter Choices - A useful resource providing funding, advice, information and inspiration to help individuals and organisations from the private, public and charitable sectors increase their uptake of active and sustainable travel options

    Visit Smarter Choices

Last updated: 26 September 2023