Hereford businesses can now apply for a Hereford e-bike Grant to cover the cost of new electric bikes or electric cargo bikes to be used for business purposes.

Hereford was selected by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to receive a grant of £750k to fund capital projects under the Towns Fund programme. £100k of that funding will be used to deliver the Hereford E-bike Grant scheme.

The scheme is available to businesses of all sizes that operate in Hereford, including sole traders. Businesses located outside of Hereford can apply, but will need to demonstrate how they will use the e-bike or e-cargo bike for business purposes within the city.

Councillor John Harrington, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport, said:

“We’re facing a climate and ecological emergency which requires urgent local action. The Hereford e-bike Grant scheme is a great opportunity for Hereford businesses to play their part and introduce sustainable transport to travel between sites and meetings, or to offer delivery services to customers. The use of e-bikes and e-cargo bikes will ultimately have a positive impact on our local environment by improving air quality, alleviating city centre congestion and reducing the county’s carbon emissions.”

Read more information about the government’s Towns Fund.

Hereford e-bike Grant applications are open until on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

View eligibility criteria and apply for the Hereford E-bike Grant online.