We have awarded a grant to North Norfolk Community Transport (NNCT), a charity that offers a wheelchair-accessible car service to disabled people in rural Norfolk, where access to transport can be in short supply.
With this new funding, NNCT can expand its service meaning more disabled people in the region can make the journeys they choose.
The grant will fund a new Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), and a driver plus the running costs of the vehicle for the next three years.
“We can increase our capacity”
Executive Lead of NNCT, Jane Bishop said: “We are so lucky to have received this grant and it will enable us to make a commitment to support people over a sustained period of time.
“Although there is already a high demand for transport to medical appointments, this means we can increase our capacity so that people can get to other places.
“This may be to attend a job interview or visit an educational institution, to attend support groups and societies, or simply wanting to see friends and family.
“This is of particular importance for people who live alone, whether elderly people who have lost partners or young people isolated by the need to supply childcare in the home.
“We already know, from the multiple requests we receive daily, that there is a high demand for this kind of support for disabled people in North Norfolk.”
“Already doing so much to help disabled people access transport.”
Lisa Jones, director at Motability, said: “We’re delighted to award NNCT with this grant to support the expansion of their community transport service so that more people in North Norfolk have greater access to travel.
“The grant comes from our portfolio of grant programmes specifically set up for charities and organisations like NNCT who are already doing so much to help disabled people access the transport they need.
“We encourage any organisation that may be eligible for funding to have a look and apply.”
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