Cycle Share Fund

The Cycle Share Fund will get more people in Scotland cycling by providing grants for schemes that give people affordable, easy and convenient access to a bike that they don’t own
About the Cycle Share Fund

Grants from this fund will enable organisations to purchase cycles and equipment for schemes that provide people with access to a bike that they don’t own.

Owning a cycle is not the best option for everyone. Upfront costs of buying a bike are a significant barrier, but people may also feel unsure about which cycle is best for them, have concerns about maintaining a cycle or not have anywhere safe to store it.

That’s why this fund will support affordable and convenient models that allow people to use a bike without buying one. Removing these barriers to cycling will benefit people financially, support their health and wellbeing and benefit local communities and our environment.

Applying for a grant

The fund will support models including loan schemes, subscription services, hire schemes, bike libraries, pool bikes and bike shares.

Grants are open to organisations which run or wish to run any form of cycle share scheme including third-sector and community organisations, charities, schools and other workplaces.

The fund is currently open for applications. It is a two-stage application process, starting with an expression of interest form. Please have a look at our application guidance and frequently asked questions for more details on the application process. If you have any further questions, please get in touch.