We’ve been putting together various resources to support organisations running community transport, or wanting to set up a community transport services. The content of these has been informed by conversations at our Transport Innovation Networks as well as listening to what the sector in Wales has told us it needs support with.
Funding is more important than ever for community transport providers, especially as they continue to recover from the effects of lock-down and begin to re-start their services. These are challenging times, so it’s become even more important than normal to review your funding streams and consider looking for new opportunities to bring money into your organisation to diversify your income over the coming months.
Our Top Tips are “bitesize” resources which highlight some useful points to consider on a range of topics. They also aim to help you to generate some ideas before you start addressing a particular issue or area of work.
Developed as a visual aid and a guide to support some of our other resources, these presentations highlight useful tips and points to consider in a more interactive way. These can be used as a guide before deciding on a way forward, or you can use them with your trustees or staff team to help bring clarity to what can sometimes be difficult issues. They are meant to provide some information to consider when addressing a particular issue, helping to generate ideas and build confidence.
Our ‘how to’ guides are designed to take you step-by-step through the process involved when undertaking a new project or task. They provide a helpful overview of a topic to support you in developing your idea/plan, and signpost you to other useful resources.
We’ve put together some example funding applications designed to support you when developing an application yourself. Applying for funding can often be a daunting prospect, so seeing an example of a completed application, tailored towards the community transport sector, and being able to adapt the sample text to suit your own organisation, may give a confidence boost when embarking on developing a bid.
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Connecting Communities in Wales has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
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