Pure Global, a Herts-based social enterprise responsible for NuDrive, a lever-drive propulsion accessory for manual wheelchairs, has received financing from the Social Impact Co-Investment Fund.
Claimed to be easily applied to most wheelchairs, NuDrive provides a way to self-propel, significantly increasing independence and wellbeing.
This propulsion accessory reduces the required effort to propel; protects the user’s hands and improves posture thereby reducing shoulder injuries.
Winner of the first prize in the 2008 Independent Living Design Awards run by the British Healthcare Trades Association, NuDrive was formally launched in late 2008 and is now being sold in the UK, western Europe and the US.
The Social Impact Co-Investment Fund, managed by the FSE Group and lead partner Resonance, has invested £100,000 to enable Pure Global to finance a business plan for growth and specifically to enable expansion in key geographic areas through newly recruited distributors.