Helping you to travel to interviews, training and work

If you are over 16 and require help with travel to work, training or interviews, Wheels to Work may be able to help you.

We work with a range of partner organisations (listed below) who can sign you up direct, or you can contact us  at wheelstoworkwest@bristol.gov.uk

How we can help:

  1. Free bus tickets

If you need help with a specific journey, such as an interview, a careers fair, work-ready training or to start a new job, then you may be able get a free bus ticket. Our partner organisations will give these out, if they think they are suitable for you.

  1. Loan bikes

Bristol Bike Project have a fleet of hybrid bikes available to loan for up to two months. You are eligible for this scheme if you are:

  • unemployed and seeking work
  • have been offered a job recently
  • earn less than the living wage
  • are in training, an apprentice or on a work placement

You can be referred by a partner organisation (see list below), or you can register interest in the scheme here: Wheels to Work application form

For more information email wheelstoworkwest@bristol.gov.uk  or call Henry at the Bristol Bike Project on 0117 942 1794 .

3. Discount on a refurbished bike

We have partnered with local organisations to offer £50 off the cost of refurbished bikes at:

The discount is available to Bristol residents who are aged 16+ and:

  • Are unemployed and seeking work
  • Have been offered a job in the last four weeks
  • Earn less than the living wage
  • Are in training, an apprentice or on a work placement

Staff will ask for proof of circumstances to check you are eligible for the scheme. Please contact them directly to enquire about bikes available for sale.

 

The Wheels to Work loan-to-buy scooter scheme is closed to new applicants. If you are an existing customer and need to get in touch, please email esinfo@bristol.gov.uk.

Our partner organisations

  • 3aaa
  • A & J Training
  • Ashley Community Housing
  • Avonmouth Work Club
  • Breakthrough Mentoring
  • Business in the Community
  • City of Bristol College
  • City of Bristol College – Skills Centre
  • Compass Project
  • Employment Plus, Salvation Army – Bedminster
  • Employment Plus, Salvation Army – Filwood
  • Job Centre Plus
  • KTS Training
  • Learn Direct
  • Learning Partnership West
  • Merlin Housing Society
  • Move-On
  • Pinnacle People
  • South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
  • St Mungo’s
  • Tomorrow’s People
  • Work Ready People
  • Youth Intervention Support Service (YISS, South Gloucestershire Council) 

Funding Wheels to Work West has been developed under the Local Sustainable Transport Fund and is part of a wider programme of work, funded by the Department for Transport and the West of England Partnership, to encourage sustainable travel, encourage economic growth and reduce carbon emissions. Its specific aims are to overcome transport barriers that may prevent people accessing employment and training opportunities in the West of England.

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