Grant available to support Community Transport

Published Tuesday, 7th April 2015

Worcestershire County Council is encouraging organisations to apply for funding to support community transport services for people within Worcestershire.

Applications are open for a period of 6 weeks from Monday, April 13.  To be considered, organisations and groups will need to meet a number of requirements for example, they need to be formally constituted, operate in the not-for-profit sector and clearly demonstrate their ability through a grant award to deliver community transport services throughout Worcestershire.

Neil Anderson, Worcestershire County Council’s Head of Culture and Communities, said: “Not-for-profit organisations and groups are being encouraged to apply to the Strategic Grant fund, totalling £212,500 to provide community transport services for our residents who are unable to use public transport.

“Worcestershire County Council give grants because it wants to support voluntary sector organisations to deliver independent, sustainable services for the residents of Worcestershire.

“The grant will require specific outcomes for example a variety of transport options being available such as Dial-a-Ride, voluntary car schemes and community buses.”

There will be an opportunity for organisations to find out more about the grants and the application process will take place at County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, on Wednesday, April 29 between 1.00 – 4.00pm.

The deadline for submission of applications is 4pm on Friday, May 29, with application results due to be announced week beginning 15 June.  The first instalment of funding will be released in July 2015.

For more information, phone Suzy James on 01905 728650, or email sjames2@worcestershire.gov.uk.  For full information and to access application forms, visit http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20002/community_and_volunteering