Community and Voluntary Transport Schemes

Closed 30 Nov 2018

Opened 12 Nov 2018


Like many councils we are facing unprecedented financial challenges not of our making due to the increasing costs of funding adult social care and children’s care, at a time when national funding to councils continues to fall.

As a result we had a £35m shortfall in the funding we need to deliver a balanced budget next year, something which we have a legal duty to do.

We have already reduced our own running costs by £240m in the last nine years, so we have faced some incredibly difficult decisions in order to be in a position to bridge the gap.

The current proposals include withdrawing financial support provided by the authority to community transport and voluntary car schemes from the start of the next financial year. We are conscious that this is unwelcome news, however, we are hopeful that the advance notice of this proposal will allow organisations time to consider alternative sources of funding. We will continue to assist all of the organisations with support and guidance.

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