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eCargo Bike Grant Fund Opens

Businesses in Wimbledon Town Centre can now apply for funding to help switch to sustainable transport, via the use of eCargo bikes, which can be used for transport, deliveries, etc.

£400,000 has been made available by the Department for Transport in 2021/22 for the purchase of eCargo bikes, to support businesses switching to a sustainable transport solution. This includes:

  • Funding for up to 40% of the total cost of an eCargo bike, up to a maximum of £2,500 for two-wheel models and £4,500 for three-wheel models.
  • Applications will be capped at five bikes per organisation. Larger applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applications may include more than one organisation. In these joint ‘high-street’ applications, a lead applicant will be responsible for submitting the application.

The application deadline is 14 December 2021. The claim deadline is 14 February 2022. eCargo bikes do not need to have been delivered for the grant to be paid.

Please refer to the Eligibility Criteria before applying.

Find out more and apply here.

Make Quicker, Cheaper and Greener Deliveries

Love Wimbledon has collaborated with Cross River Partnership, to offer our BID businesses the opportunity to trial a cargo bike delivery service which allows for quicker and cheaper deliveries, and helps to improve local air quality.

This is a part of Cross River Partnership’s ‘Clean Air Villages’ programme, which offers a free trial to businesses who are interested in transporting deliveries and services via zero-emission methods.

The trial involves use of a cargo bike and rider, for free, for a short period of time to allow businesses to determine whether they would like to take up this delivery mode.

Find out more and sign up by emailing laurajacklin@crossriverpartnership.org.

This is a great opportunity to explore cheaper and sustainable ways to deliver your products/services, given TFL’s new Low Emission Zone (LEZ) regulations, which will affect many business and delivery vehicles from 1st March 2021.

The LEZ will affect any of your suppliers who have larger vehicles (above 3.5 tonnes) and the enforcement of this will begin in March 2021, it will be operating 24/7 so will affect night deliveries too. The daily charge if vehicles aren’t compliant is £100 a day, which could affect costings of deliveries.

The Low Emission Zone (LEZ) operates to encourage the most polluting heavy diesel vehicles driving in London to become cleaner. The LEZ also covers most of Greater London and is separate from the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which is in place in central London and operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year except Christmas Day.