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eCargo Bike Grant Fund

The Department for Transport has made £2 million funding available for the acquisition of ecargo bikes, to support green last mile deliveries. This funding is available to limited companies, sole traders, partnerships, charities and not-for-profit organisations operating in England. Public, community or third sector organisations are also eligible providing they meet the eligibility criteria. eCargo Bike Grant funding covers up to 20% of the total cost of an ecargo bike, up to a maximum of £1,000 per bike. To be eligible for funding, an ecargo bike must have minimum 125 litre cargo volume capacity and minimum 130 kg weight capacity (combined rider and cargo weight). 

  • We recommend reviewing the eligibility criteria and Code of Practice before submitting your application.
  • 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.
  • Please note this funding is only available to businesses and organisations operating the ecargo bikes in England. 

For more information regarding the fund, contact ecargobikegrant@est.org.uk or call 0808 108 9414.

Apply for the eCargo Bike Grant Fund now

 

Local Authority offering

Local authorities are now able to bid for up to £200,000 of funding from the Department for Transport’s eCargo Bike Grant Fund, local authority scheme. A pot of £1,200,000 funding is available for local authorities to purchase ecargo bikes for use in their area. The money can be used to cover up to 100% of the cost of ecargo bikes for local businesses, as well as to fund ecargo bikes for use within local authority fleets.

Review guidance and information, access the finance spreadsheet, and a state aid assessment template.

Our upcoming webinar for local authorities addresses questions and offers guidance for grant fund applicants. Sign up now: Tuesday 14th January 2020, 2pm-3pm – eCargo Bike Grant Scheme for local authorities

Download the application form, and send this on completed to ecargobikegrant@est.org.uk.

 

 

 

eCargo Bike Grant Fund 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

Peloton: delivering sustainability across Liverpool

Ride Clean: delivering clean bikes for clean travel

 

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