Community Transport Project for North Northumberland
North Northumberland Voluntary Forum (NNVF) are delighted to announce that The National Lottery has awarded a community development grant of £284,000 for a three-year project exploring options for a community transport scheme for north Northumberland. North Northumberland is poorly served by rural transport meaning that many people are deprived when needing to access vital support. So, with this grant, NNVF aim is to build on existing services, maximising use of those resources and introducing new projects.
Flora Simpson, Chair of NNVF said “We welcome the award of this grant, its long been recognised that this area faces real challenges for people dependent on public or community transport. People are disadvantaged when trying to access key services in their local communities. We believe that, through partnership, we can develop innovative solutions meeting some of those needs. We’re open to learning from what works in other areas of the county and wider afield.”
A one-year Feasibility Officer role, based in Berwick-upon-Tweed, will to explore and develop options to complement and improve existing transport provision in North Northumberland. The post will be advertised shortly.
For more information please call NNVF on 01289 304141.