About the Kickstart (Wheels to Work) scheme

Information about help available to get to work, who can access the help, how much it costs and how to contact Kickstart (Wheels to Work). 

What is the Kickstart (Wheels to Work) Scheme?

The Kickstart (Wheels to Work) Scheme is a vehicle loan scheme which aims to help people aged 18 years or older living in rural areas get to work or training. If you are eligible we will provide you with a scooter for up to a year.

Am I eligible to apply for the scheme?

Scooter eligibility

To be eligible to apply for a scooter you must:

  • be aged 18 or older and have a driving licence (full or provisional)
  • be in employment or training for a minimum of 16 hours per week
  • not have access to suitable public transport
  • reside inside the boundaries of the East Riding of Yorkshire.
  • be willing to undertake the CBT (Compulsory Basic Training)*
  • be able to secure a scooter at your home address and off the public highway.

* Please note: the council is unable to fund CBT training. You will be required to arrange and fund your own CBT training prior to joining the scheme. 

How much does it cost?

Scooter costs

Everyone joining the scheme must pay a £115 start-up fee which includes a £69 refundable deposit as a bond for accidental damage. 

You will be required to pay a monthly rental charge from £69 to cover rental fees, insurance, tax and servicing, which must be paid by Direct Debit after the 25th of every month.

Your deposit will be refunded once the scooter is returned at the end of the scheme.

Please note: your deposit will not be refunded if you owe any rent or there is an outstanding damage bill.   

How can I apply for the scheme?

You can apply for a scooter using our online form. 

Apply for a scooter

What if I'm not sure it's for me?

If you're not sure if Kickstart is for you or you need more help to apply, you can ask at your local Jobcentre or East Riding of Yorkshire Council customer service centre where an adviser will be able to help you with the online application process.

How do I leave the Kickstart (Wheels to Work) Scheme?

You can leave the scheme at any point by ringing or emailing us to let us know. 

Please note: you will be charged rent for a full month regardless of whether you return the scooter at the beginning of the month or the end of the month. 

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