We’re pleased to announce that CTA has secured £1.1 million to deliver a new project in Wales that aims to develop community transport networks in rural areas and build the capacity of our sector.
The project is called ‘Connecting Communities in Wales’ and will be delivered through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, which is funded by the Welsh Government and European Union.
Over a period of five years, the project will bring together transport providers, facilitate partnerships and bring new initiatives to life. This project provides a unique opportunity to raise the profile of community transport and build capacity across the sector to help operators realise their potential for the benefit of rural communities.
Working with a wide range of stakeholders, we hope to develop innovative solutions that will enhance the transport offer for many, connecting rural communities.
In particular, the project will:
- Establish ‘Transport Innovation Networks’ in North and South Wales to foster collaboration and develop new transport solutions.
- Identify local transport needs in rural communities and assess the capacity of community transport providers to develop new solutions that fill gaps in current provision.
- Deliver professional training and further capacity building to ensure the community transport sector can readily adapt to changing needs and circumstances.
We are thrilled to have received approval to take this work forward and it will enable us to set up new schemes that will provide mobility and transport for those people who need it most. Connecting Communities in Wales will allow us to help the most isolated communities to access local services, support and opportunities.
If you would like to get involved in this exciting project or find out more, please contact Christine@ctauk.org