Since 2015, PSA Foundation has been supporting social garages throughout France.

Social garages support people in social, professional and / or financial difficulty by allowing them to maintain, repair, rent or buy their vehicle at a solidarity rate. As integration workplaces, located in rural and sensitive areas, they also train people in insertion to automotive mechanics. Social garages have to deal with very important social needs with limited human and logistical capacity.

In 2017, PSA Foundation offered social garages previously supported an accompanying program, in partnership with Avise (Agency of engineering for Social and Solidarity Economy development).

The formalization of solutions and the good practices resulting from these exchanges give the opportunity to make available to all by free download to:

  • a methodological guide which identifies the different steps to follow in order to create a social garage and offers practical sheets (material conditions to launch the project, conditions of safety and cleanliness of the workshop, tools ...);
  • the social garages directory which gives the list of the structures throughout the territory;
  • an interactive map which allows to localize easily the social garages in France.