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Community projects

The Bike Project

This project offers skills and experience, along with the chance to work with a small team to help build bikes up and make them road worthy.

You will spend six week sessions working on an old bike of your choosing from a range of bikes donated to the project. You will then be assisted to refit the bike under the guidance of a fully qualified Bike Technician. Once repaired, the bikes will be checked and signed off as ‘road legal’ then passed on to jobseeker's who have secured paid work, but need transport to get there.

We're always on the lookout for more bikes to be donated to the project. We build them up, so it doesn't matter if they're in used condition. Other donations that would be greatly appreciated include tools, thin oils, part bikes, tyres and inner tubes, if you think you can help please get in touch.

Growing & Learning

The Growing and Learning Project is about using a mix of gardening and education to give opportunities to local people. We work on allotments and in community gardens and provide a range of different skills including growing food and learning how to cook it to provide tasty meals.

You will learn new skills, develop confidence and improve your health and wellbeing. You can take what you’ve learnt forward, into your own gardens or horticultural employment.

Check out our Facebook page for any updates, or to see how you can get involved with these projects.

  • Growing & Learning

    Our expert gardener John Cavill runs our Growing & Learning project, offering volunteer opportunities for job seekers and encouraging people to grow their own fruit and veg. 

    We have allotments and growing projects in Scunthorpe and Barton. 

    Volunteers get to gain skills, confidence and experience all to help with finding employment.

    John said: “This project is really successful. It’s great seeing the volunteers grow in confidence with the more they learn.

    “One of our volunteers, Dwain has shown just how important projects like this are for people trying to get back into work.

    "He had been unemployed for a long time and struggling to find a job, so he started volunteering in all the projects with me. He has learnt so much in four months and continues to enjoy the structure and routine he now has since volunteering.

    “For anyone looking to get back into work, but might not have all the skills needed, I would highly recommend getting in touch with us to see what volunteering and training opportunities there are out there.”

  • The Bike Project

    We provide a free bike to jobseekers who are successful in finding paid work but don't have access to their own transport.

    We also provide volunteer opportunities for people to help us recondition old bikes to get them back into full working order.

    We're always on the lookout for more bikes to be donated to the project and we get them ready for road use, so it doesn't matter if they're in used condition.Other donations to the Bike Project could include tools, thin oils, part bikes, tiers and inner tubes.

    If you'd like to make a donation, or would like to take advantage of the Bike Project, just call 01724 844848 or email us.

  • The Viking Project

    We run a project in Barton-upon-Humber's Caistor Road estate to bring people together and generate pride in their community. 

    The project is centred around the Viking Centre.

    Since October 2015, we've provided a dedicated Estate Manager to kick-start a number of activities and bring local volunteers together to run the Viking community centre.

    The project, which has introduced employment support and training, family events and clubs and intensive housing support, has also resulted in the creation of a Neighbourhood Watch group.

    The local community was also successful in securing an £8,000 grant from Barton’s Tesco store to develop a community garden as part of a Grow and Learn initiative.


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