Rural Transport Fund Voucher Scheme Launched (04/02/10)
04 February 2010
The Department for Regional Development wishes to announce the Rural Transport Fund Voucher Scheme in your area.
This scheme is aimed at rural community groups and organisations wishing to transport 17 or more passengers. The scheme will provide a voucher towards the cost of transport for successful applicants.
The Voucher Scheme was initially piloted by Newry & Mourne Community Transport and the Department for Regional Development decided to roll it out across Northern Ireland for the benefit of larger groups in rural areas. Supported by the Rural Transport Fund the scheme will work in partnership with private transport operators who will deliver transport for the scheme.
The scheme was rolled out in a phased approach during 2009-10, and now incorporates all rural areas. Application packs are now available for those non-profit making community groups who are planning on travelling during April, May and June 2010 and the closing date to return the completed applications is 26th February 2010.
There is a limit to the number of vouchers available in each area. To ensure those community organisations that help or support the most vulnerable in society there is a selection process.
To receive an application pack please contact 028 905 40620 or e-mail email@example.com.