Children, Seniors and Social Development
April 15, 2019

Five Proposals Receive Funding Through Community Transportation Grant Program

The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, has announced that five projects will receive Community Transportation Grants totalling $300,000. A full list of the selected projects and the funding they will receive can be found in the backgrounder below.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Grant Program, which was announced in February 2019, provides funding support to develop, implement and evaluate a community-based transportation program that is inclusive and accessible.

The five projects that will receive funding will enhance and expand community transportation services to increase inclusion and accessibility for people who experience barriers to transportation, including age, disability, geography or income.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Program builds on commitments of The Way Forward to deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“I commend all applicants who have taken the initiative to submit proposals for the Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Grant Program. This funding is part of our government’s commitment to support community initiatives that increase healthy, active living and help make our province more inclusive and accessible for everyone.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development

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Learn more
Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Grants

Provincial Government Accepting Applications for Newfoundland and Labrador Community Transportation Grant Program

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Media contact
Gina MacArthur
Children, Seniors and Social Development
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BACKGROUNDER

2018-19 Community Transportation Grants

Applicant

Location

Proposal

Grant

Blue Crest Nursing Home

Grand Bank

Supplement fundraising to assist with purchase of a bus for transportation to medical appointments, recreational outings and community functions.

$40,000

L’Anse au Loup Fire Brigade

L’Anse au Loup

Vehicle upgrades for Seniors Hospital Appointment Transportation Program.

$65,000

Metrobus

St. John’s

Community Bus Service – Routes cover the east and west ends of St. John’s, created and modified based on rider feedback.

$100,000

New-Wes-Valley and Central Health

New-Wes-Valley and surrounding area

Shore Ride Community Transportation Program – Accessible community bus to run on a flexible, on-demand schedule.

$75,000

Twillingate-New World Island Community Wheels Project Committee

Twillingate

Continuation of the Community Wheels Project – Provides transportation to medical and other appointments in the region.

$20,000

       

TOTAL

 

 

$300,000

2019 04 15                              3:15 p.m.