Kickstart is one of the projects of North Doncaster Development Trust, a community led registered charity created to promote the economic development and regeneration of North Doncaster via community led initiatives. Kickstart is a scooter loaning scheme aimed at helping people access employment, training or educational opportunities from which they would otherwise be excluded due to poor or insufficient public transport. Participants on the scheme are put through the CBT (compulsory bike training) and loaned a fully insured and maintained scooter, together with all the safety gear for the duration of the loan. However, the benefits of this scheme is more than just mobility - by giving people a feeling of empowerment through having their own transport, it increases their self-esteem, confidence and independence and promotes ownership responsibility and financial awareness.
The scheme has so far helped in excess of 300 people into work/training/college since its introduction in 2003 and due to this success, has expanded to cover the whole of Doncaster as well as launching a pilot scheme with the new college. However, the scheme is totally reliant on funding and is always seeking further sources in order to ensure the continuation of this worthwhile project.
Registered Charity Number: 1099954
Phone number: 01302 828364View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website