Monday, 6 December 2021
The Health Board is proud to announce that its Transport to Health Project has won a national Community Transport Champion Award.
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB), in partnership with Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO), Community Transport Association (CTA), Torfaen Voluntary Alliance (TVA) and Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) is proud to announce that their ‘Transport to Health’ project won the Community Transport Champion Award at the British Community Transport Awards which took place online on 18th November 2021.
The Health Board funded ‘Transport to Health’ project was nominated in the Community Transport Category for its support and investment in local community transport providers by establishing, improving and expanding transport to health services across the region.
The project was launch in July 2021 to support community transport to hospitals and other NHS premises across the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area. Transport providers can apply for grant funding to support the growth and development of accessible and inclusive transport. The funding is available to existing community transport enterprises, to support the development of new patient transport schemes and to encourage new partnerships within the sector.
The Award Judges were impressed by the Health Board’s determination to support community transport by investing in the sector, creating the Transport to Health grant fund, to make sure local Community Transport providers are given the resources they need to meet this important challenge.
Steve Bonser, ABUHB Head of Transformational Change and Colin Gingell, ABUHB Business Support Manager, pictured below said,
“We are proud to have been part of this project, supporting new and existing community transport operators to develop and improve connections for patients, visitors and staff accessing health settings across the region. We are delighted that the project has achieved recognition in winning this Award.”
The Transport to Health Grant Fund is still available and applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling monthly basis. Applications close on the first of each month and full details of how to apply can be found at Transport to Health in Aneurin Bevan Grant Fund (gavo.org.uk)
Colin Gingell (left), Steve Bonser (right)