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eCargo Bike Grant Fund

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

Update 9/11/21: The eCargo Bike Grant Fund 2021/22 has now closed.

Due to the phenomenal success of the scheme, the application portal closed to applications on 8 October 2021 as the application threshold was reached. The portal will not reopen because these applications have been processed and available funding has been fully committed. The fund has been well received by businesses and shows their commitment to implementing zero carbon transport solutions.

Applicants who have fully submitted applications can still access the portal to check their application status. However, those that had started an application will be unable able to submit due to the portal closing. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. New users can still sign up to register interest in the grant fund, but please note there is currently no further funding identified beyond what has already been allocated to successful applications.

£400,000 has been made available by the Department for Transport in 2021/22 for the purchase of ecargo bikes, to support businesses switching to a sustainable transport solution.

  • Funding covers up to 40% of the total cost of an ecargo bike, up to a maximum of £2,500 for two-wheel models and £4,500 for three-wheel models.
  • Applications will be capped at five bikes per organisation. Larger applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applications may include more than one organisation. In these joint ‘high-street’ applications, a lead applicant will be responsible for submitting the application.

For more information please see the Eligibility Criteria and Code of Practice.

The application deadline is 14 December 2021. The claim deadline is 14 February 2022. eCargo bikes do not need to have been delivered for the grant to be paid.

Resources

The eCargo Bike Grant Fund Information Pack answers essential FAQs, and includes an initial list of suppliers and retailers whose ecargo bikes are eligible for the funding.

Want more information on ecargo bikes? See our guides and webinars:

FAQs

Case studies

Read about organisations that have accessed the eCargo Bike Grant Fund, and how this funding has benefited them. If you are a recipient of this fund and want to contribute a case study, please contact ecargobikegrant@est.org.uk.

Last updated: 26 November 2021