With the Wheels to Work scheme, you can rent a scooter to get to work, school or college. There are many locations throughout the UK so you should be able to find a scheme near to you.
If there is limited public transport where you live, you are actively seeking employment or you work anti-social hours, under the Wheels to Work scheme you may be eligible for a grant to cover some or all of the costs of the scooter, training and protective clothing.
Whilst nationally there is limited grant funding available at the moment due to Covid, if you’re not working but have been offered a job/apprenticeship/Kickstart opportunity, grants have been supplied through Jobcentre Plus offices with the flexible support fund and by Universal Credit coaches. Individual Wheels to Work offices may also have additional grants available, please speak to your nearest provider to find out more.
If you don’t qualify for a grant, you can still hire a scooter if you can cover the weekly fees. You can pay for this yourself either on a weekly or monthly basis by direct debit. You may also be able to hire your scooter through your employer on the salary sacrifice scheme.
To enable you to hire a scooter you need to be over 16 years of age and you also need to have at least a provisional driving licence and CBT. If you are under 18 you will need a parent or guardian to countersign any paperwork and act as a guarantor for your payments.
Scooter rental offers you freedom and is a cost effective and convenient way to get where you want to go, parking and congestion fees are often a lot less too!
Scooters can be rented from three months and beyond, and some schemes will even deliver to your door!
Get in touch with Wheels to Work to find out more.