Newham Cargo Bikes for Business

About the project

Newham Council is supporting businesses and organisations across the borough to use cargo bikes for deliveries of goods and services through our Newham Cargo Bikes for Business scheme.  

We are offering free advice and one-off subsidies to help your business switch to either utilise a third-party cargo bike delivery service or to put towards the purchase of your own cargo bike. The subsidy for the purchase of a cargo bike is up to £1,500 and is available until August 2024. 

Changing the way goods and services are delivered across the borough by using cargo bikes, where there is an opportunity to do so, helps to improve local air quality, reduce congestion, and contribute to our aim of carbon neutrality by 2030. 

Who can apply?

Newham Cargo Bikes for Business subsidies are available to any business, charity, market stallholder, or organisation based in Newham. 

The scheme is running until August 2024. You can apply now for either:

  • Up to £1500 towards purchasing or leasing a cargo bike
  • 50 per cent off the cost of using a cargo bike service (up to £300)

For full terms and conditions please get in touch using the contact details below.

How does it work?

Newham Council is working with MP Smarter Travel to help organisations make the switch to cargo bikes. 

The MP Smarter Travel team and Newham Council are offering:

  • Free impartial expert advice on the best cargo bikes or services to suit your budget and business needs
  • Free rider training 
  • Marketing and promotion of your business as a showcase of good practice for clean and sustainable business deliveries

This service is completely free of charge to organisations in Newham. 

Get in touch

To find out more or to register your interest contact Oli Ivens at MP Smarter Travel using any of the following:

What is a cargo bike?
What can cargo bikes carry?
What are the advantages of using a cargo bike?
Will my products be safe?