A new £75m Fulfilling Lives: HeadStart investment will equip young people to cope better with difficult circumstances in their lives, so as to prevent them experiencing common mental health problems before they become serious issues. HeadStart will fund partnership working in schools and with families, community groups and charities so that young people can benefit from joined-up support.
Trustees Week 2-8 November 2015
Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. Trustees’ Week 2015 is 2–8 November, and is being officially launched at the NCVO / BWB Trustee Conference on 2 November 2015.
New Buses for Worcestershire’s Community Transport
Photo shows staff and volunteers of Worcester Wheels with Robin WalkerMP
The Consortium of Community Transport schemes in Worcestershire, Community Travel Worcestershire, was delighted to hear that six of its thirteen members were successful in their application to the Department for Transport’s Community Minibus Fund recently.
The £25million fund was open to Community Transport schemes across the country for either replacement or new minibuses.
Six schemes in Worcestershire – Pershore Volunteer Centre, Droitwich Spa and Rural CVS, Worcester Volunteer Centre (Worcester Wheels), Wyre Forest Dial-A-Ride, Community Transport Wyre Forest and Tenbury Transport Trust – successfully bid for new and replacement vehicles and are now waiting to order their vehicles.
Nigel Caldicott, Chair of the Consortium, said ‘This is great news, not just for these six schemes but also for all their clients, as it will enable schemes to provide an even higher level of service. We are delighted that all the schemes who applied were successful and look forward to seeing the new vehicles on the road in the near future.’
Worcestershire Community Transport Consortium is a partnership of the 13 main Community Transport providers in the County and Worcestershire County Council. Formed in 2013, the Consortium aims to support the development of Community Transport in the County and to share best practice between partners.
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