On Your Bike (Recycle) Ltd
Based in Taunton, Somerset, On Your Bike (Recycle) Ltd delivers training and work placements to vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals refurbishing donated bicycles, giving them the skills and confidence to access progression pathways to employment. The bikes are then sold back into the local community, generating sustainable, unrestricted income for the charity. OYB also aims to achieve a range of other outcomes by recycling and selling bikes: reduced traffic congestion, improved fitness levels, reduced landfill and improved local social cohesion. The charity’s operations in Taunton have been successful: during the year to March 2017, On Your Bike saw 50 people benefit from work placements; 26% of those entered paid employment and 12% went on to pursue further training/volunteering. Support from The Fore will enable On Your Bike to expand to a second site in Bridgewater, doubling the charity’s size and impact while dramatically accelerating its progress toward financial self-sufficiency.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2017 Autumn
Location: South West
Sector: Economic development and employability, Poverty and disadvantage, Environment