An organisation that offers a wheelchair-accessible car service to disabled people in rural Norfolk has been awarded a grant by national charity Motability.
North Norfolk Community Transport (NNCT) has been awarded the grant to expand its service, meaning more disabled people in the region can make the journeys they choose.
“We are so lucky to have received this grant and it will enable us to make a commitment to support people over a sustained period of time,” said Jane Bishop, Executive Head of NNCT.
“Although there is already a high demand for transport to medical appointments, this means we can increase our capacity so that people can get to other places.
“This may be to attend a job interview or visit an educational institution, to attend support groups and societies, or simply wanting to see friends and family.
“We already know, from the multiple requests we receive daily, that there is a high demand for this kind of support for disabled people in North Norfolk.”
The grant will fund a new Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), and a driver plus the running costs of the vehicle for the next three years.
“The grant comes from our portfolio of grant programmes specifically set up for charities and organisations like NNCT who are already doing so much to help disabled people access the transport they need,” said Lisa Jones, Director at Motability.
More information about Motability's grants to charities and organisations can be found at https://www.motability.org.uk/charitable-grants/grants-to-charities-and-organisations/.