Hereford e-cargo bike grant 2023

Choose how you move Hereford e-cargo bike grant 2023 is offering Babboe e-cargo bikes for Hereford business or organisations. See map below for eligible area.

By cycling short journeys that would normally be made by car or van, your employees can:

  • Save time and beat the traffic
  • Save on fuel costs
  • Get active during the working day
  • Get a breath of fresh air

Please note that this scheme differs from previous e-bike and e-cargo bike grants, as successful applicants will be directly awarded a Babboe e-cargo bike, instead of funding towards a bike.

What you can apply for

Your business or organisation can apply for one Babboe e-cargo bike.

Please read the e-cargo bike guide, before you fill in an application form. The guide includes photo and details of the bike, as well as other important information. We are unable to provide viewings of the bikes.

In exceptional circumstances, two e-cargo bikes can be included in your application, along with clear evidence of need.

Purpose of the grant

The e-cargo bike must be used for business purposes and/or support the operations of the organisation.

Examples include:

  • Delivery services, for example groceries, parts
  • Moving items and equipment between sites

In your application, you will need to provide information on how you anticipate the bikes will be used. For example where you will be travelling from and to, what you will be transporting, and how often you will make the journeys.

You will also need to explain who you anticipate will use the bike.

Commuter mileage on the e-cargo bike will not be eligible for your application, and should not be included in your anticipated mileage.

Please ensure that you have appropriate insurance to cover employees using the e-cargo bike as well as cover for public liability and theft.

Aims of the grant

  • Promote and encourage low carbon transport solutions
  • Reduce congestion and improve air quality
  • Reduced fuel charges and vehicle maintenance charges to individual businesses
  • Encourage healthier travel choices
  • Help reach the carbon neutrality target by 2030

Outcomes of the grant

We are looking for the following outcomes:

  • Increasing the number of e-cargo bike journeys
  • Increase the number of e-cargo miles travelled

If you receive a grant, you will be asked to keep records of use for three months.

Businesses and organisations which can apply for an e-cargo bike grant

Businesses and organisations of all sizes can apply, including sole traders.

Charities and public sector organisations can also apply, where demand and benefit can be demonstrated. However, priority will be given to businesses, in accordance with the scheme funding requirements.

Applicants will need:

  • Premises in the Town's Fund eligible area* (see area marked with black boundary on map below)
  • A bank account in the business name
  • To have been in operation for at least 12 months

Eligible area for funding (within black boundary line)

Map showing area of Hereford eligible for funding for E-bikes

*Herefordshire businesses and organisations with premises located outside the eligible area can apply, but they will need to demonstrate how they will use the e-cargo bike for business purposes within the eligible area.

How to apply

E-cargo bike guide

Apply for the e-cargo bike grant

Please email completed applications to

The deadline to apply is Friday 14 April 2023.

Please apply as early as possible as the number of e-cargo bikes is limited, and applications will be assessed on a first-come first-served basis.

We aim to let you know the outcome of your application within six weeks of the closing date.

How grant applications are assessed

When we receive your application, we will acknowledge receipt.

Applications will be assessed by an appraisal panel who will consider how well the proposal meets the scheme purpose, aims and outcomes.

Based on your application, and any further information you may have been asked to supply, the panel will make a decision and you will be advised of the result to either:

  • Offer an e-cargo bike; or
  • Reject the application with an explanation.

When you will take ownership of the e-cargo bike

Transfer of ownership will take place when the bike is collected.

If we offer you a grant, we will write to you with a grant offer. If you are happy to accept the grant offer and associated conditions, you will need to return a signed copy of the offer letter.

Once the offer letter is returned, you will be invited to collect the bike and receive a familiarisation session providing information on use of the bike. You will need to ensure insurance is valid from the date of collection of the e-cargo bike.

Completion of grant

Three months after taking possession of the e-cargo bike(s) you will need to submit a short report, (a template will be provided), together with a log recording the usage.

Further information

Please help us to help future applicants by telling us if you have any queries which aren't answered on this page.

If you have any queries about this grant please contact the Delegated Grants Team on 01432 260753 or email