Project information

Ride to success

To set up a hardship fund to keep our beneficiaries on their mopeds or scooters when they lose their job,. Keeping mobile, will allow them to attend interviews, training and job interviews and will enable them to get to work once they gain a new job.

Two tears or more - until the economy recovers

Charity information: Kickstart Norfolk Ltd

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  • Need


    Sustaining people’s ability to keep mobile to access work opportunities. When our beneficiaries lose their jobs they struggle to keep their contributions going on their moped loans resulting in economic hardship and for some, the loss of their bikes. This undermines their ability to seek and access gainful employment. We want to provide temporary financial support to keep people mobile so that they can secure another on asap, maintaining their economic and social well-being.


    We would use the hardship fund to pay, temporarily, their moped contributions to enable them to survive of their JSA while job searching. This will help keep the people we support in a positive frame of mind and more able to job search and access new employment opportunities.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Set up a hardship fund.


    » Identify deserving cases to support by temporarily paying their moped contributions.

    What success will look like

    Success will be supporting up to 100 people keep mobile and access new work opportunities.

  • Impact


    The project will close a gap in funding support and help motivate people to secure new work opportunities. We will demonstrate the success of this project by measuring how quickly people secure new work. We will continue to work closely with Jobcentre Plus offices to ensure an integrated approach where possible.


    There is a risk people will take advantage of this support and not use the opportunity to actively seek new work. We will deal with this by working with Jobcentre Plus to ensure its supported job search activity benefits from the unemployed beneficiary keeping mobile.


    Donors to this project would, if required, receive a monthly report on the number of people we are providing hardship fund support to and how many have new work.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £72,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £36,000 moped contrbutions 100, c£320 head for 8 weeks support - year 1
      £36,000 moped contrbutions 100, c£320 head for 8 weeks support - year 1
  • Background


    We support people aged 16-60 plus across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire


    Mostly unemployed people aged 16-60 plus, many who have no other means of support to keep them mobile to secure decent employment opportunities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only wheels to work scheme in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire and the only one that covers all of Suffolk and hence the only service able to offer this type of hardship fund support.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Barry Lynes

    Barry lives and breathes Kickstart. His knowledge, passion, commitment, dedication, experience and heart are key in delivering our aims

Kickstart has been brilliant I could get to work myself and have my own independence

Young person