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Date published: 4th September 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 fund can support a range of community transport projects that meet local need and are available and accessible to people who cannot access or use conventional public or private transport.

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.

In June the following grants were awarded to local community transport organisations :

  • Catfield Shopper Bus - £1,500 For continued funding of a door-to-door Community Shopper Bus to enable elderly and infirm people living in Catfield, Hickling, Sea Palling, Lessingham and Stalham area to visit larger towns for their shopping.
  • North Norfolk Community Transport (NNCT) - £12,000 to continue their successful Dial a Ride service, as well as grow it into new areas where there is no local bus service NNCT were also awarded £1,437 to run a programme of driver training to update their driving workforce on essential first aid and Dementia Awareness.

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 25 October 2019.

For more information about the Community Transport Fund or to apply for a grant please visit the Community Transport Fund section of our website To discuss a potential application call the Supporting Communities Team on 01263 516173 or 01263 516248.

Cllr Virginia Gay, Portfolio holder for Culture and Wellbeing said: “Community Transport is a lifeline in a rural district like ours. These projects mean a great deal to so many people”.

Last updated: 4th September 2019