Fund open to help with transport

Communities are being reminded they have another chance to get funding for sustained transport.

The ‘Get Going’ fund is open to those communities who think there is an opportunity for a sustained alternative to the loss of bus services or where a new demand has been identified.

Examples where it could assist communities including where the existing public transport is not physically accessible, does not operate to the desired destination or at suitable times, or on the right days.

The fund can pay for such costs as setting up a travel club to organise group travel, providing volunteer training and help to pilot a local community bus service.

Other items will be considered where they help to increase the longer term sustainability of community transport services.

‘Get Going’ is open to Northumberland-based community transport and taxi operators to work in partnership with constituted Voluntary or Community Sector Organisations and Parish or Town Councils.

The closing date for applications is Friday, October 10.

For an informal discussion contact Jan Chisholm, community transport officer, on (01670) 624087 or email

Further information is also available at

Or you can request an application pack by contacting Declan Langan, Policy and Research team, Northumberland County Council, Loansdean, Morpeth NE61 2EF. Alternatively contact (01670) 624748 or email