Wiltshire CT Development Fund

Organisation
Community First
Address
Wyndhams, St Joseph's Place, , SN10 1DD
Telephone
01380 722475
Funded by Wiltshire Council and managed by Community First, the Wiltshire Community Transport Development Fund has been set up to:
  • Enable existing community and voluntary transport groups to provide a wider range of services
  • Enable communities to trial new services which assist local people to better access local facilities
  • Support the establishment of wholly new community and voluntary transport groups
The fund will give priority to voluntary and community transport projects that provide services for the general public; particularly where public transport is no longer financially sustainable. What Funding is available? SMALL Grants (up to £1,000) What types of things will the SMALL Community Transport Grant fund?
  • Training of staff and volunteers, including drivers
  • IT Software
  • Minibus equipment
  • Publicity and advertising
  • Research of local transport needs
  • Costs associated with starting up a community transport scheme
The SMALL Grants application form is short and simple, and you will find out within one month if your application has been successful. For projects over £250, applicants will need to provide a minimum of 25% matched funding of the total cost of the project. MEDIUM Grants (from £1,000 to £7,500) What types of things will the MEDIUM Community Transport Grant fund?
  • Costs involved in developing capacity of an existing CT group to become ‘contract ready’
  • Development of new transport/access services that can become self-sustaining
  • Development of new/improved services by existing CT schemes in areas of need or where an existing scheme can provide lasting transport solutions
Applicants will find out within three months if their project has been successful. All projects will need to provide a minimum of 15% ‘matched’ funding towards the total cost of their project. GRANT AND LOAN Scheme (from £5,000 to £20,000) What types of things can the Grant and Loan Scheme help with? This scheme is on offer to CT groups who are in a good position to take on new services and are already operating in an enterprising way but need some support financially to develop capacity. The Grant and Loan Scheme welcomes applications to support areas such as:
  • Setting up of a new service which requires a higher level of financial support
  • Towards new vehicles
  • Setting up infrastructure to ensure a group is enterprising, financially sustainable and independent in the future
Applicants will find out within three months if their project has been successful.  
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