Following a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign in 2018, the project was funded between 2019 and March 2022 by Norfolk County Council’s PushingAhead programme. To date over 400 bikes have been given new homes, alongside the necessary safety gear to keep people safe; each Welcome Wheels bike ‘package’ includes a bike, helmet, lights and D-lock.
If you work with someone who is eligible for Welcome Wheels (asylum seeker or recently resettled refugee) and needs a bicycle please get in touch with us to request a referral.
Further donations of suitable bikes (mountain or hybrid bikes in fair condition, particularly smaller sizes) are still welcome for this project. Bikes can be donated directly to Bicycle Links for refurbishment.
Welcome Wheels is currently running with support from The Bishop’s Refugee Fund (Diocese of Norwich), the Social Enterprise Support Fund and donations, including from Norfolk schools that participated in a Day of Welcome for Refugee Week 2021 and 2022.