Program information

The BUILD A BIKE grant is offered through ENF Community Motorcycle Garage, 501 (c)3 nonprofit.  It is a $500 grant award designed to support motorcycle builders at various stages of their build by providing that little extra cash needed to push through to completion.  

Grants are awarded to applicants who show a commitment to seeing their motorcycle build through to the end, and who have a genuine pursuit in creating something unique and awesome.

Application deadline:

BUILD A BIKE grant applications must be received before 11:59pm on June 30th, 2018.  

Grant amount:


How to apply

All applicants are required to do TWO THINGS:

1) Fill out the Application Form below to apply (there is a $10 non-refundable application fee; for non-profit purposes this is called a donation and is tax deductible for you.)

2) Email a 1 minute video showing yourself and your motorcycle build.  Videos should be creative.  We are looking to help a builder who shows a genuine love for the craft.  You must include both you and your motorcycle build and explain your goals and reasons for applying for the grant.  We may post your video to our social-media accounts for promotional purposes (with your consent), so make it rad!

Videos must be emailed to with the subject: BUILD A BIKE GRANT and (YOUR FULL NAME).  Videos must be received by the June 30th 2018 deadline for the full application to be considered.  

NOTE: Videos longer than 1 minute will not be considered.  FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS!

We do request that the winner of the BUILD A BIKE grant send follow-up video/photos of their finished build so we can show off how awesome it is and how much $500 can help!

The real deal

We realize that giving someone $500 to help them build a motorcycle is both awesome and insane, but that's all the more reason for us to do it.   We are trying to encourage the longevity of custom motorcycle culture, and throwing money at it seems like a pretty good idea.  If this goes well, we will continue to do it. 

We are not requiring much in return for this opportunity, except for the participants who are applying to recognize the intrinsic value in building a motorcycle.  Whether you receive money for your build or not, know that you are a badass because you are creating something with your own two hands.  We want to encourage that.  We also hope that the winner of this grant realizes the gift they are about to receive and is truly grateful, and is able to pay it forward by going forth and being awesome.  


If you have questions about the content of the application form please contact us: (804) 344-3706 or email

Get on it!