Funding to established Scottish community groups setting up a new shared transport scheme (bike share, car share or ride share) in Scotland.
The aim of this fund is to support organisations to set up the sharing of assets. It has been identified there are various funding streams available for cars and bikes but setting up the sharing element of these is not always included.
Grants of up to £2,500 are available to third sector organisations, social enterprises, and established community groups based and working in Scotland.
The funding can only be used to help set up new schemes that are based in Scotland.
The grant must be used to help facilitate the sharing of assets, this includes, but is not limited to, the following examples:
- Specific equipment to facilitate the sharing aspect of the scheme – for example telematics / back office software or a peer-to-peer carsharing platform
- Examples for bike share projects include software or equipment that helps with the actual sharing of the project – eg, subscriptions to smart phone sharing apps, online booking platform and trackers which are in compliance with GDPR guidance
The funding can also help cover certain aspects of promoting the new scheme, such as:
- Promotional materials to help brand and advertise the scheme
- Livery costs
Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis so groups may contact them to discuss their proposal.
This is an ongoing fund and awards will be made on a rolling basis until January 2022.