Transport for Greater Manchester Tackling Loneliness with transport fund

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TfGM: Tackling loneliness with transport fund

Public and charity sectors are invited to apply for grants of up to £500,000 to pilot projects that aim to reduce loneliness through transport schemes.

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on 28 January 2022.

Completed applications should be sent to [email protected].

The aims of the project that interested organisations need to meet to be eligible for funding are:

·        to implement and deliver a range of effective, targeted pilot transport schemes for those at risk of loneliness

·        to build an evidence base on transport and loneliness, particularly among vulnerable groups

·        to demonstrate how new transport pilot schemes or a different approach using the existing transport network can trial new and innovative ways of tackling loneliness. Where applicable this may involve the continuation, adaptation or expansion of existing provision

·        to fund a range of transport-related schemes that target lonely groups

There are a series of affected groups under the loneliness criteria:

·        older people

·        younger people (aged 16 to 24, including university students)

·        people with long-term health problems

·        Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

·        LGBTQ+ people

·        disabled people

·        carers

DfT are, therefore, particularly interested in working with organisations whose transport-related pilots target these groups. For more information about the funding, application guidance and EOI forms, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tackling-loneliness-with-transport-fund.

Please share this opportunity across any of your relevant contacts and networks who may wish to apply.

Best wishes,

Jade Gregory-Haselden

Partnerships and Engagement Officer (People and Place) 

Transport for Greater Manchester

2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BG

Mobile 07341780982

www.tfgm.com