Cycling Friendly NHS Worker Fund
In response to the pandemic, Cycling Scotland has helped NHS Scotland health boards to support their staff to cycle to work, with funding from Transport Scotland.
The Cycling Friendly NHS Worker Fund offers a bike or lock to key workers who might not otherwise be able to access or afford one, recognising that temporary contractors are not eligible for the Cycle to Work scheme.
The Fund provides:
- Bikes (to the value of £500 - for staff not eligible for Cycle to Work) as well as lights, mudguards, puncture repair kits and other equipment
- Bike locks (to the value of £60 - for staff eligible for Cycle to Work)
To date, the following NHS Health Boards have secured funding between £2,500 and £15,000 to provide these resources to staff during the pandemic:
- NHS Forth Valley
- NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
- NHS Highland
- NHS Orkney
- NHS Lanarkshire
- NHS Fife
- NHS Dumfries and Galloway
This scheme aims to support staff who might not otherwise be able to access bikes and complements both the Cycle to Work scheme and the Cycling Friendly Employer development grant fund.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information or wish to note interest for the next funding round.