A total of ten community transport projects were supported by SPT in 2014/15. At the most recent meeting of the Operations Committee, members of the Partnership were informed that nearly £221,000 of grant funding was awarded to organisations during the period 1 September 2014 – 31 March 2015.
The projects funded provide services to local communities which immeasurably enhance overall quality of life for the multiple users groups that rely so greatly on them. Many of these organisations exist as a result of voluntary workers and grant funding of this nature.
SPT Operations Committee Chair Denis McKenna said:
“From improving employability prospects to accessing health care appointments, the range of services delivered by the community transport sector is rapidly evolving and as a result, will require the support as it grows.
“I’m delighted that SPT has been able to support these projects and I’m hopeful that we will be able to do going forward.”
The following community transport projects received SPT grant funding during the period 1 September 2014 – 31 March 2015:
- Access to Employment Ayr
- Ardgowan Hospice Patient Transport Service
- Coalfield Community Transport
- Community Transport East Renfrewshire
- Community Transport Glasgow
- Getting Better Together
- North Area Transport Association (NATA)
- The Rural Development Trust Ltd
- South West Community Transport
- Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire – CamGlen NHS Patient Volunteer Car Project