Funding available for community transport schemes in Wychavon

Residents and groups interested in creating new community transport schemes in Wychavon are invited to bid for funding to help turn their ideas into reality.

The £150,000 Ticket to Ride Fund is designed to support community-led projects that improve access to services, connect communities, reduce social isolation, encourage more active forms of travel, or cut carbon emissions.

Projects can bid for up to 50% of their costs (up to a maximum of £50,000) from the Ticket to Ride Fund, which will be launched next week as part of Crowdfund Worcestershire, a partnership between Worcestershire County Council and Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils.

The launch event for potential project creators and funders is taking place at Whittington Community Hall on Tuesday 28 June from 10-11am. To secure your spot, please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-celebrate-crowdfund-worcestershire-2022-funding-launch-tickets-360291059257.

Free online workshops are also taking place at 6pm on 6 July and 12pm on 14 July. Any interested residents and groups are encouraged to register online.

The deadline to submit an idea for the next round of funding is 28 September.

Cllr Rob Adams, Executive Board Member for Stronger Communities, Culture and Sport on Wychavon District Council, said: "Residents and community groups understand the transport needs of their local area better than anyone so we're excited to see what ideas they have and how we can support them.

"If you're interested in finding out more, or developing an idea further, please attend the launch event and take part in the online workshops. Together we can make transport greener, fairer and more inclusive for all."

For more information on the Ticket to Ride Fund, and examples of previous crowdfunded projects in Wychavon, please visit https://www.spacehive.com/profile/wychavondistrictcouncil
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