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Date published: 11th January 2019
The aim of the Fund is to support community transport schemes across North Norfolk that help vulnerable, disadvantaged and isolated residents of all ages access the services and facilities they need.
The types of project the fund is likely to support include Good Neighbour; Dial a Ride, Community Shopper, Medi Ride or work and study schemes.
Any voluntary organisation, local charity or community group that currently provides or wishes to set up a community transport service in North Norfolk is encouraged to apply for a grant.
The following grants were awarded to three local projects:
- Ludham Village Car Scheme - £1500 to support the continuation of the Ludham Village Car Scheme - Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to take residents of any age who live in Ludham to medically related appointments.
- North Walsham Good Neighbour Scheme – £2000 to support a scheme that provides support to local people who request one-off or short term assistance; this includes a flexible community transport service. Grant awarded for the provision and distribution of leaflets and other promotional material to help publicise and promote the scheme.
- North Norfolk Community Transport - £15812 toward the provision of a bookable weekday accessible car service for North Norfolk residents who require wheelchair accessible transport and extra support to access medical appointments, local services or community activities.
Applications to the Community Transport Fund can be submitted at any time. The cut-off date for applications to be received for the next round of funding is February 22nd with decisions on eligible applications due in March.
For more information about the Community Transport Fund or to apply for a grant go to https://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/ctf. To discuss a potential application call the Supporting Communities Team on 01263 516173 or 01263 516248.
Cllr. Eric Seaward, Deputy Leader and portfolio holder for Finance, Revenue and Benefits Said: “Community transport is increasingly playing a vital role in providing transport services across North Norfolk. I am delighted that three local projects have received funding in the latest round. I hope that further funding support can be given in the next round in March and that this funding can be become a permanent feature in the Council's community grants programme”.
Last updated: 24th January 2019