The Wheels Project

The Wheels Project

Charity information

The Wheels Project

We help disadvantaged young people to overcome barriers to learning, develop vocational skills and improve their behaviour. We help them re-engage with school or progress to college or employment.

Founded 1979

  • Mission statement

    We inspire young people aged 13-24 who are failing in mainstream education to overcome barriers to learning and identify a route to further training or employment. Our courses harness their interests in motor vehicles, build confidence and self-esteem through fun and achievement, and develop social and work-based skills to encourage the development of aspirations and plans for the future.

    We are a West of England charity with 30 years’ experience of inspiring hard to reach young people. Some are teenage parents and some are in care, many are involved in gangs and low-level offending, taking illegal drugs and driving dangerously. Most are living in poverty, from the most deprived wards in our area.

    We run short courses in small groups. All courses are progressive and designed to improve behaviour and attendance at starter levels and work on social and employment skills at intermediary levels. At the advanced level, we have developed the Community Vehicle Programme (CVP), with its focus on accredited qualifications and developing life skills for lasting independence and employment.

    Our shared aim with referrers is to improve attendance at school for those who are there; and to encourage a progression to employment for those who have left.

  • Aims

    The Wheels Project aims to:

    • To raise students' self-esteem through participation in group activities and achievement.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1979

    Registered Charity Number: 1081236

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 0117 977 1717

    Address: 31-32 Bonville Road Brislington Bristol BS4 5QH

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  • The Community Vehicle Project (CVP)

    The CVP connects young people with their community through practical charitable work. Smal... More