With help from the Aviva Community Fund we have raised £4300 for our new Free Bikes for Kids project! The money has enabled us to recycle children's bikes for donation to families on low incomes and children in care, referred by Social Services and other local support agencies and schools.
Each bike is donated with a free helmet, and a lock and lights for older children.
The project has been so successful that we are looking at continuing it, and are happy to take further ££ donations towards bikes or link with other sponsors.
Greater Anglia Trains are sponsoring our 'Cyclelink' project. Anyone who needs a refurbished bicycle to get to a job, or start on the path to employment, and who is not able to afford one, is eligible for a £95 discount voucher together with a new helmet, lock and lights.Beneficiaries of the scheme are referred via a number of Norwich-based support agencies, including JobcentrePlus, The Feed, YMCA, Clarion Housing and others. Other organisations are welcome to get in touch and ask about gaining access to Cyclelink Discount Vouchers.
In 2018 we launched a crowdfunding campaign to provide secondhand bikes to refugees and asylum seekers in Norwich. Working with our partner organisations New Routes, English+, Norwich International Youth Project and NCC’s People from Abroad Team, it became the 'Welcome Wheels' project. To date we have issued over 200 bikes.If you work with someone who is eligible for Welcome Wheels and needs a bicycle please get in touch with one of the organisations above to request a referral.