This six month pilot project is a part of the wider Transport to Health partnership project set up to support community transport across the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area. The project is inviting grant applications for up to £10,000 from groups or organisations who are interested to grow or develop not-for-profit transport initiatives specifically to help people in their community get to health appointments or to visit loved ones in hospital. The funding can be used to enhance existing transport services, develop new schemes or encourage new partnerships.
So far, six projects have received funding in Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Powys. They are working to provide different community transport solutions for their communities ranging from accessible transport for the disabled and elderly to volunteer car schemes for anyone with a barrier to using public transport.