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Cargo bikes partnership opens new employment opportunities.


Cargo bikes partnership opens new employment opportunities.

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At a glance

Project
City Services Project
Organisation
Good Cycles
Grant Type
Innovation Grant
Amount
$300,000

Since 2014, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has helped Good Cycles increase their financial stability, explore new ideas and launch Community Bike Hubs. The latest grant will assist the scaling-up of an ambitious and innovative new service to extend its employment program.

Good Cycles is a bike store with a difference. As a social enterprise, they use bikes to change lives by supporting employment pathways for young people who need a helping hand.

Over the past four years, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and the Good Cycles team have built a strong partnership, which serves as a great example of how philanthropy can nurture social innovation and entrepreneurship over a sustained period and numerous phases.

The most recent grants have supported Good Cycles to scope, pilot and scale-up their ambitious and innovative City Services Project.

Good Cycles identified a range of city services such as graffiti removal, parking meter servicing and bin cleaning across inner Melbourne that can be delivered using cargo bikes, which also alleviate inner city traffic congestion and can access locations where larger vehicles may be more constrained.

The City Services Project will build on Good Cycles' existing transitional employment model, providing meaningful employment pathways for at-risk youth.

“The recent funding for our City Services Project will help Good Cycles create new and exciting employment opportunities for disadvantaged Victorians," says Jaison Hoernal, Good Cycles' Chief Executive Officer.

"We are greatly appreciative of the continued support received from Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation over the years, particularly in its openness to look at new ways of creating impact.”

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