CharityDetail

What it does
    We aim to provide relief for those seeking asylum and those granted refugee status and their dependents who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress. To achieve this, we collect, repair, and distribute second-hand bikes to refugees and asylum seekers. All of our resources and funding are directed towards achieving this goal.
Who works here
  • 10 employees and 128 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
  • Economic/community Development/employment
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 1152354
  • First registered on 10/06/2013
UN SDGs
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Good health & wellbeing
Decent Work & Economic Growth
Reduced Inequalities
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/12/2017 £578,550 £522,028 £56,522 £164,226 4 10 128 12/09/2018
31/12/2016 £385,678 £308,593 £77,085 18/10/2017
31/12/2015 £209,807 £209,685 £122 12/10/2016
31/12/2014 £168,826 £158,393 £10,433 27/10/2015
31/12/2013 £88,427 £64,856 £23,571 23/10/2014
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 11 grant making charities totalling £526,752

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£28,844
31/05/2019
Dulverton Trust The Birmingham Bike Project
£12,000
31/10/2018
Greater London Authority Team London small grant 2018-19 - social integration
£15,000
30/09/2018
AB Charitable Trust £15,000 towards Birmingham Bike Project
£15,000
25/07/2018
Lloyds Bank Foundation The funding will support the costs of a Logistics Consultant and Retail Strategic to help the charity deliver their planned growth and expansion into additional workshop premises in Birmingham.
£10,000
21/02/2018
National Lottery The project will renovate and equip a new workshop for the charity to enable them to upscale their services. This will provide more bicycles for refugees and create more volunteering and training opportunities.
£30,000
31/12/2017
Pears Foundation Core funding
£55,908
30/06/2017
Comic Relief Refugee Women and Girls Cycling Project
£75,000
31/05/2017
Henry Smith Charity towards three years' running costs of a project which sources, repairs and donates bikes to refugees and asylum seekers in London
£15,000
31/03/2017
London Borough of Southwark Community Capacity grant from the Housing & Modernisation department
£40,000
31/10/2016
City Bridge Trust £40,000 over 12 months towards the salary of 1.5 FTE bike mechanics.
£75,000
30/09/2016
Tudor Trust over three years as continuation funding towards the core costs of a charity working in London to refurbish and provide bikes for refugees and asylum seekers
£15,000
30/09/2016
AB Charitable Trust £15,000 towards core costs
£10,000
31/03/2016
National Lottery The group will use the funding to provide cycle training for refugees that have received free bikes. This will allow beneficiaries to travel safely, improving their independence, access to services and integration within the community.
£15,000
31/03/2016
London Borough of Southwark Community Capacity grant from the Housing & Modernisation department for Mechanics' salaries
£30,000
31/01/2016
Pears Foundation Core funding
£30,000
31/01/2016
Pears Foundation Core funding
£15,000
30/09/2015
AB Charitable Trust £15,000 towards core costs
£40,000
31/03/2014
Tudor Trust over two years towards core costs to support expansion of a project which provides refurbished bikes, bike maintenance training and bike mechanics courses to refugees and asylum seekers in London
How effective is it?
Refugee Bike Donation Programme

Objectives: To take second-hand bikes, repair them and donate them to in need refugees

Beneficiaries: Refugees and asylum seekers

Description: Refugees register for a bike online and will be given an appointment to collect a bike within 8-10 weeks of registration. When refugees come to collect a bike, they are provided with £5 towards the cost of travel to the appointment and the front of house team are on hand to help plan their first cycle home. Their bike is fitted by a mechanic and they are provided with all the essential cycle accessories: a helmet, lights, locks, hi viz vest and gloves. The final step is a test ride and pro cycle safety tips given from an NSI qualified cycle instructor

Outputs Outcomes
01/01/2017-31/12/2017
950 Bikes fixed up and donated to refugees83% Of refugees using bike most days 3 months after donation
50% Of beneficiaries exercising for at least 3 hours or more per week
£93,189 Revenue generated from 345 bikes sold
416 Refugees attended road safety classes
01/01/2018-31/12/2018
1208 Bikes fixed up and donated to refugees94% Of refugees using bike most days 3-6 months after donation
77% Of beneficiaries exercising for at least 3 hours or more per week
£170,000 Revenue generated from bike and accessory sales
709 Pedal Power lessons received
49 Bike Buddies trained 79 refugees to bike on UK roads
24 Bike drop off points used to reduce waste
02/01/2016-31/12/2016
£44,945 Revenue generated from bike sales and servicing
912 Bikes fixed up and donated to refugees83% Of refugees using bike most days 3 months after donation
300 Refugees attended road safety classes
7809 Additional followers on social media platforms
Documents
The Bike Project_Impact Report 2018 Impact report Download Document
The Bike Project_Annual Report 2017 Programme Report Download Document
Governance
Trustees (7)
  • Hannah Mary Warwick
  • William Cardy
  • Michelle Clark
  • Herbert Adam Ognall
  • Annie Kurian
  • Victoria Clare Kershaw
  • Gregory Cowan
Main office

12 Crossthwaite Avenue
London
SE5 8ET

Objectives

(1) TO PROVIDE RELIEF FOR THOSE SEEKING ASYLUM AND THOSE GRANTED REFUGEE STATUS AND THEIR DEPENDANTS WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED, HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS; (2) TO DEVELOP THE CAPACITY AND SKILLS OF SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY ARE BETTER ABLE TO IDENTIFY, AND HELP MEET, THEIR NEEDS AND TO PARTICIPATE MORE FULLY IN SOCIETY; (3) TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF ALL AGES OF THE PUBLIC IN THE SAFE USE, RE-USE AND MAINTENANCE OF BICYCLES; AND (4) THE PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN PARTICULAR BY SAVING BICYCLES FROM LANDFILL AND PROMOTING BICYCLE RE-USE AND RECYCLING.