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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 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.

Listen to our recent eCargo Bike Grant Scheme for local authorities webinar offering guidance to applicants.  You can download the Q&A session from the webinar here.

Our follow-up webinar called 'What is an eCargo bike and what are the benefits of using them?' is also available to view on demand.

Download the application form, and send this on completed to

The application deadline for the eCargo Bike Grant Fund, local authority scheme remains as 4pm, Friday 27th March. Unfortunately we cannot be more flexible with this deadline as we have already extended the closing date.

However, we do understand that obtaining sign off from a Chair or Chief Executive may be an issue. For this reason, we are happy to accept the application form being signed by a Head of Department with delegated authority, or if this is not possible, we will accept applications that are signed only by the main contact.

If your grant application is successful, and you are issued with a Grant Offer Letter, at this stage we would still require sign off from a Chair or Chief Executive.


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

Peloton: delivering sustainability across Liverpool

Ride Clean: delivering clean bikes for clean travel


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