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.”