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Green wheel support for PDVC

Funded on Spacehive 27 January 2022

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Green wheel support for PDVC

Green wheel support for PDVC

Pershore and District Volunteer Centre By Pershore and District Volunteer Centre

The purchase of an electric multi person vehicle (MPV) to transport groups of people to community activities ( lunch club) and maximise the services of our voluntary drivers reducing social isolation

Throckmorton Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 27 Jan 2022!

Since COVID Pershore Volunteer Centre has seen more demand for its social car scheme and a heart felt plea to restart the Lunch club for older, vulnerable people who are socially isolated. The lunch club previously attracted 50 users and volunteers and since COVID the waiting list has increased by 120%. The project will provide transport to groups of people from the same location to attend lunch club or other social activities in Pershore and neighbouring villages and day trips to other locations. The vehicle will enable PVDC to free up other social car scheme drivers to continue with individual services for our clients, while lunch club participants enjoy their activity. The electric MPV will reduce the carbon footprint of Pershore Volunteer Centre. The vehicle will enable PDVC to offer days out and other activities to socially isolated people, with no access to any public or other transport means, across the Wychavon District and promote social mobility.

What we'll deliver:

  • We will start up the lunch club again, moving it around the villages so that it becomes accessible to more people
  • We will start up a programme of Leisure activity drives, days out, theatre visits, garden centres etc
  • We will offer social mobility opportunities to people in the villages that are isolated and potentially vulnerable

Why it's a great idea:

There is good support for the lunch club from the villages and we will be able to transport more people in one journey making the service more economical. The MPV will allow us to move the lunch club around to the more rural areas promoting social mobility to the more isolated residents. The electric MPV will give more volunteering opportunities but also will provide a service to more people in the community. The electric vehicle will reduce the Pershore Volunteer Centre carbon footprint and reduce overall emissions in the district The Pershore and District Community will become more inclusive enabling members to play a full part in that community

Steps to get it done:

  • Extend the Lunch Club to 2 other district areas
  • More individual journeys will be delivered while Lunch Club and other activities are on
  • Seven more Car Scheme drivers will trained in First Aid, Communication

Location Throckmorton

About the space

Pershore and District Volunteer Centre, Wychavon, Worcestershire


Wychavon District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £44,352

Vauhall Vivaro e - £34,995 (79%)
Driver Training (x12 drivers) - £2,400 (5%)
Personal Assistant Training (x7) - £2,275 (5%)
Insurance - £1,150 (3%)
DBS & Accreditation - £505 (1%)
Branding - £252 (1%)
Other - £2,775 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Vauhall Vivaro e
Driver Training (x12 drivers)
Personal Assistant Training (x7)
DBS & Accreditation
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £44,352

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