MLA urges Community Groups to avail of funding for rural transport

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Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady has said that community groups and voluntary organisations should apply for the Rural Transport Voucher when organising trips over the months of July August and September.

Speaking to Newry Times, Mr Brady stated, “The scheme that is operated throughout the three summer months allows groups to apply for a £100 voucher which can be used towards the cost of transport when going on excursions and trips. Many rural community groups would like to take their patrons away for a day but find the cost of hiring transport excessive and this scheme can help those groups by making the cost more affordable.”

“Groups need to apply before the 31st May 2012 to be eligible for the voucher and should apply through the Rural Community Transport Partnership or the Department of Regional Development. DRD NI  / 028 9054 0540.”

He added, “I would encourage all community and voluntary groups that usually partake in excursions through the months of July, August and September to get their applications in as soon as possible so that they meet the deadline.”


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