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Transport Scotland eBike Grant Fund
Community groups, local authorities, public sector agencies, and further and higher education institutions can apply for a newly-created grant managed by EST to adopt ebikes and ecargo bikes as an alternative to car journeys.
The eBike Grant Fund is a capital fund. A total of £800,000 has been made available, split into two streams, the ‘Community Fund’ and the ‘Public Sector Fund’.
Funding of £100,000 is being made available via the Community Fund to community groups and third sector organisations looking for up to £15,000 (per application) towards projects that will provide opportunities to trial ebikes.
The remaining £700,000 is open to public sector organisations and local authorities via the Public Sector Fund, for the purposes of providing fleets of pool bikes, bikeshare/hire schemes, and promoting large-scale uptake of ebikes as an alternative to car and van travel. Up to £100,000 towards project costs is available per application. Higher bids will be considered on a case by case basis.
It is the aim of the fund to support the uptake of ebikes for functional journeys, therefore this should be the focus for both funds. Non-ebike equipment purchased with eBike Grant Fund money should be in support of ebikes, i.e safety equipment numbers should be inline with the number of ebikes being purchased. In both cases, match funding of a minimum of 50% of total project costs is required. For organisations applying for the ‘Community Fund’, in-kind match funding will be considered.