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St Paul's Bike Maintenance Project

Funded on Spacehive 18 November 2021 Delivered 31 January 2022

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St Paul's Bike Maintenance Project

St Paul's Bike Maintenance Project

St Paul's Hostel, Worcester By St Paul's Hostel, Worcester

Develop a bike maintenance project at St Paul's Hostel that will enable residents to maintain/repair their bikes & learn new skills that may support them in employment opportunities.

Worcester Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 18 Nov 2021!

Established in 1977, St Paul’s is the only high tolerance hostel in Worcestershire. We work with some of the most vulnerable members of society; homeless men and women aged 18plus, all of whom are or have been homeless. They often arrive at the hostel with little or no personal possessions and certainly no financial means that afford them the luxury of transport. Therefore, in order for them to get out and about, they walk, occasionally use public transport (when their funds allow) but in the main, travel is done by bicycle with almost all of our residents either owning a bike or having access to ones that have been generously donated by the public. We encourage this mode of travel as much as possible for the positive impact it has on their health & well-being and also the environmental. It will provide a safe place to store their bikes; equipment & training to repair & maintain them & provide new skills and help build links with the community help reduce stigma attached to homeless

What we'll deliver:

  • Install a secure bike shelter to store bikes & provide maintenance area
  • Purchase a bike repair station, tools and spares in order that they have the right resources to maintain & repair bikes
  • Provide training & Peer Support to upskill & teach new skills

Why it's a great idea:

We are currently in Phase 2 of an Essential Upgrade & Maintenance programme on internal & external areas of the hostel. This includes the development of the front of the hostel to create a welcoming & social area including landscaping to will provide therapeutic activities & training and a bike storage & maintenance shelter. It is recognised that there is potential for this project to develop into a larger project/social enterprise that would support training and employment opportunities and generate income to further support the work of the hostel and the lives of our beneficiaries. This project would therefore also enable us to identify the need and the market for development.

Steps to get it done:

  • Installing bike shelter
  • Purchase equipment required to deliver the programme
  • Commence basic bike maintenance training to residents
  • Liaise with Police to develop community Bike Marking sessions
  • Liaise with police & community groups to develop bike maintenance to the public
  • Deliver accredited training to those who express interest
  • Link with cycle groups for anyone who expresses interest in furthering this as a hobby and/or sport

St Paul's has been successful in securing funding to develop the landscaping and social area, therefore seek funding for the Bike Maintenance programme only. We have links with a bike mechanic who will volunteer to teach basic bike mechanics as well as contact with an accredited trainer who can provide formal training to those who express interest to securing a qualification. We aim to engage with local police and community to host bike marking and maintenance sessions open to the public & make relevant links to obtain broken bikes for repair & redistribution to those who are in need.


Location Worcester

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Worcester City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £14,597

Training Costs - £4,800 (33%)
Accredited Training - Level 1-3 - £3,180 (22%)
Bike Shelter - £1,974 (14%)
Bike Repair pump & stand - £1,344 (9%)
Secure bike fixings - £850 (6%)
Secure Bikes locks - £650 (4%)
Home Mechanic Repair stand - £272 (2%)
Birzman Tool Kit - £215 (1%)
Inner Tubes x 40 - £200 (1%)
Inner Break Cables x 40 - £140 (1%)
Other - £973 (7%)

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.

Training Costs
Accredited Training - Level 1-3
Bike Shelter
Bike Repair pump & stand
Secure bike fixings
Secure Bikes locks
Home Mechanic Repair stand
Birzman Tool Kit
Inner Tubes x 40
Inner Break Cables x 40
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Inner Gear Cables
  • Transaction Fees

Total £14,597

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