The Highland Council has awarded £1.128 million to Community Transport schemes

The Highland Council has awarded £1.128 million to Community Transport schemes across the Highlands, spread over the next 3 years.

This allocation allows £376,000 of grants to be made available to the listed community groups and organisations each year for the next 3 years, which enables some certainty in the medium term for these initiatives.

The new allocation takes into account an agreed savings of 10% from the community transport budget.

A previous meeting of the Community Service Committee in November 2015, approved the community transport grant process for inviting and evaluating applications for 2016/17 to 2018/19.

Twenty-five applications were received, eighteen from current recipients and seven from new applicants.

Initial notifications of grant award decisions will be issued from the week commencing 8 February, with subsequent detailed grant award documents from late February.

The list of approved grants can be found in item 13.

Chair of Community Services Committee, Cllr Allan Henderson said: “The Council recognises the importance of local community transport initiatives across the Highlands. Although we have had to reduce the overall allocation, we have ensured a fair process and the allocation spread over three years allows a degree of certainty for these organisations to plan ahead.”

4 Feb 2016
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