The Wheels to Work moped loan scheme is designed for people who don't have access to public or private transport to get them to a job, vocational training or to attend interviews. A moped can be loaned for 3 to 12 months depending on your circumstances.
East Hampshire District
New Forest District
Test Valley Borough
One example is the moped loan scheme which provides short term loan of a moped to youths in order to access training and job opportunities. Once the young people have been earning for a few months and their employment is secured, they are encouraged to move on towards addressing their own travel arrangements.
To be eligible for the scheme users must:-
Live in one of the areas where the scheme is operating.
Be aged 16+ if you live in East Hampshire or Winchester or aged 16-25 if you live in the New Forest or Test Valley.
Have no access to suitable public transport
Have no access to private transport
Need to access employment or employment related training; or are actively seeking work (need to attend interviews etc)
Be referred by an agency, employer or, where this is not possible, have referred themselves.
A 50cc moped, fully taxed and insured, with full breakdown and service cover. You are also provided with a helmet, gloves, high visibility vest, a locking device and CBT Training.
There will be a £16.50 weekly charge to loan a moped.
You must have at least a provisional licence for motorcycles, which you are responsible for obtaining and pass your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT). If you haven't already passed this we will arrange that for you and even pay for it.
For an application form and further details, contact the
Wheels to Work Co-ordinator on 01425 481546 or email:
The application should ideally be supported by a referring agent, who can be anyone who works with young people in a professional capacity (eg. Youth Service, Connexions, JobCentre Plus). They could even be the current or potential employer or, if none of the above is possible, then you may be self-refer.
A guarantor is also needed for the financial commitment being made. Guarantors could be the referring agent, employer or a parent/guardian.
The Wheels to Work scheme is operated by Community First New Forest.
For further information, to check eligibility or to make a referral please contact the
Wheels to Work Co-ordinator on 0845 5216 405 or email:
Alternatively you can contact Hampshire County Council's Community Transport Officer on 01962 845844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wheels to Work is supported by Hampshire County Council, East Hampshire District Council, New Forest District Council and Winchester City Council.