Applications open for Community Transport Grant Scheme


Friday 1 February 2019



East Cambridgeshire District Council is currently seeking applications to deliver their Community Transport Grant Scheme for 2019/2020.

The purpose of the scheme is to provide and deliver community transport services to improve accessibility to work, education, essential public services and social purposes in the district.

It also looks to address the problems of social isolation by helping improve transport choices in East Cambridgeshire and aims to fill the gaps left by conventional public transport services.

The scheme is not just limited to existing community transport providers, the council also welcomes applications from charities, social enterprises and community groups.

Chair of the Community Services Committee, Councillor David Ambrose Smith said: “We’re pleased to be opening up applications for this scheme.

“Community transport is so important in our district to ensure our residents have the help they need should they be unable to use the usual public transport services.

“We continue to work towards making this district a great place to live, work and visit. For some residents, this is simply making it easier for them to travel and enjoy the district. I look forward to seeing all the applications that come through.”

Local enterprises are welcome to submit applications from 1 February to 30 April 2019. The applicant must be able to demonstrate that they have an interest in transport and accessibility and must be a formally constituted group.

Completed applications forms must be returned no later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 30 April to Sally Bonnett, infrastructure and strategy manager at East Cambridgeshire District Council.
Forms can be submitted by post to The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EE or by email to sally.bonnett@eastcambs.gov.uk.

For more information on community transport, visit the website.