- Life Cycle runs a bicycle recycling project in Derby, whose direct running costs are self-funded through our trading income.
- This links to our award-winning training scheme that trains prisoners as accredited bike mechanics so they can get jobs on release.
- We currently save 400 broken bikes a year in Derby from landfill with fixed bikes returning to the community at affordable prices. Some bikes are given free of charge to those most in need, such as a refugee surviving on as little as £6.50 per day.
With your support, we can grow our impact. We want to take on more workshop space, refurbish more bikes - and use this expansion to provide 150 more refugees in Derby with refurbished bikes, free of charge. These bikes will empower them with a means of safe, reliable, and cost-free transportation, enabling them to navigate their new lives with more ease.
🔧 Our Needs:
We can't do it alone. We need your help to:
- Cover the upfront costs to expand and refit our workshop space to allow this growth.
- Buy more essential tools, workstands and equipment to fix up more bikes.
- Support accredited bike mechanic training for more volunteers.
💪 Your Impact:
We need to raise £40,000 to make this vision a reality. Your support will make a big impact by enabling us to expand the number of people we help.
🌟 Triple Your Impact:
Here's the incredible part: all individual pledges, up to £150, will be TRIPLE MATCHED by the Cost of Living Resilience Fund. This means if You donate £150, the Cost of Living Resilience Fund will donate another £450 - so Life Cycle gets £600!
😊 Immediate Benefits:
Your donation today will help:
1. Expand our community work of providing discounted refurbished bikes and bike services to people on low income this winter.
2. Provide free bikes to refugees, helping them escape transport poverty.
🏢 Long-term Benefits:
Your support will help us:
1. Expand our community bike workshop shop front by taking on the rent for the (newly vacant) unit next door to our existing small workshop.
2. Meet one-off costs to equip this bigger space with new tools and buy extra spare parts to fix more bikes.
3. Equip an expanded 6-person "training area" where budding cycle mechanics can qualify to accredited standards. This will let us train more volunteers (to help fix more free bikes for refugees) AND sell more accredited training to the public, (to earn more income and increase our financial sustainability).
🌟 Be a Hero: Donate now and change lives with Life Cycle!