24 January 2012
As part of its support for local transport and improving accessibility for the most vulnerable in our community, Huntingdonshire District Council has awarded £27,400 to three local organisations. This is in line with the commitment of the council to help the voluntary sector as much as possible.
To help vehicle replacement programmes, Nene & Ouse Community Transport has been granted a sum of £15,000 to assist with the services it provides right across the district, and Ramsey and District Community Bus Association has been awarded £7,000 towards its vehicle replacement project for services in Ramsey and surrounding areas. The final sum of £5,400 has been awarded to the Huntingdonshire Volunteer Centre as an additional grant to other sums that are given to the organisation to help with the ever increasing range of transport services they run across the district, and to allow them to develop these further and to encourage volunteers to come forward and offer their skills.
Deputy Executive Leader, Nick Guyatt said: “We recognise the vital work that all three organisations make to improve the lives of so many people across our community, and I am delighted to be able to demonstrate our continued commitment to the work that these organisations carry out. We should all be very grateful for the sterling work that all three so ably deliver, much of which comes from the efforts of a dedicated band of volunteers, and we hope that this funding allows this vital work to continue.”