Projects & Programs

Good Cycles and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation – Setting wheels in motion for youth employment

With the help of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Good Cycles looks towards future growth As a not-for-profit social enterprise, the impact we’re able to make is a direct result of the generous ongoing support from our members, our partners in local government, and the private philanthropic space. Since 2014, Good Cycles have been fortunate to have the philanthropic support

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Happy One Year Anniversary Nathan

Nathan’s Journey to Sustainable Employment and Personal Growth with Good Cycles Nathan, a high school graduate, struggled to find sustainable work. After leaving high school, he was in a vicious cycle of inconsistent work and an unstable income. Determined to work and make himself more employable, he tried extra study and working in different industries, but Nathan’s struggle continued and

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Good Cycles helps launch ‘The Purpose Precinct’ at Queen Vic Market: A new home for 20+ local social enterprises

Good Cycles is proud to partner with the Queen Victoria Market and STREAT to help create ‘The Purpose Precinct’ – a showcase of Victorian social enterprise products and services located in the Market’s String Bean Alley. With the backing of the Victorian Government and Social Enterprise Network of Victoria, The Purpose Precinct brings together a range of unique products and

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Good work, good people, good cycles

Turning disadvantage on its head

When you support Good Cycles you are helping us to turn disadvantage on its head. Good Cycles employs people who are under-represented in the labour force. The employment pathways that might work for the ‘average’ person often fail to unlock other employees’ potential.

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Wheels of View – a Youth Week initiative

Good Cycles’ supported employees have been using photos to express themselves and reflect on their day to day experiences of work. Using digital platforms was already part of the job, but using the smartphone for creative expression to explore professional identity was something new.  We affectionately called this effort “Wheels of View”. It wouldn’t have happened without the vision and

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Keeping Melbourne’s shared user paths safe!

Good Cycles has partnered with DM Roads to improve Melbourne’s shared user pathways for everyone! After pedestrians expressed safety concerns over the use of utes to undertake shared user paths (SUPs) inspections along the Hume, Western and Metropolitan Ring road Freeways, DM Roads contacted Good Cycles to see if we could undertake this work with a safer alternative: bikes! Following

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Eve’s Story

This is Eve. She first joined the Good Cycles community after going through the Pedal Empowerment Program (PEP).

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Working together at Swinburne University

Measuring Our Impact

It goes without saying that evaluating and reporting on social impact is both incredibly important and extremely time-consuming for social enterprises. That’s why we’re excited to be working with Swinburne University, through the Social Enterprise Impact Lab (SEIL), to help make the process simpler and clearer for everyone involved.

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Nathan fixing a bike at Good Cycles.

Building Pathways

We work hard to forge strong industry connections here at Good Cycles and so we often connect with potential program participants through introductions from our broad network. That’s how we met Nathan.

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