Devon County Council have been a key partner to our organisation having supported us since our inception in 2001. Without their support we would not be able to offer the subsidy that makes Wheels 2 Work more affordable than traditional scooter hire. A representative From DCC also sits as an advisor to our board of directors and offers additional support where they can.
In October 2020 we were awarded funding from the Social Enterprise Support Fund distributed by Resonance in order to meet the additional demands created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been made possible thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund.
Active Access for Growth is a programme funded by East Sussex County Council. Devon Wheels 2 Work was contracted to run a programme in East Sussex from 2017-2020 and additional funding was awarded to extend the programme to March 2021. This programme has now concluded.
LiveWest In 2019 LiveWest kindly sponsored the purchase of a new scooter to benefit our communities. The scooter will allow up to three people to get to and from work, training or education during each year of its service on our programme. Tenants of LiveWest homes can apply to LiveWest for funding through their Residents Opportunity Fund.
In 2021 we are approached by the Department for Transport (DfT) to consult on an All England E-Cycle project. Following the G7 Summit in St Ives, Boris Johnson announced that this project would be piloted in Cornwall. We are now working closely with the DfT, Cornwall Council and Wheels 2 Work Cornwall to deliver this project which will run through until June 2022.