SINN Féin Glens councillor Noreen McAllister 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.
Cllr McAllister said: “The scheme that is operated throughout the three months allows groups to apply for £100 voucher which can be used towards the cost of transport when they go on excursions and trips.
“Many rural community groups would like to take their groups away for the day but find the cost of hiring transport excessive and this scheme can help these 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 and the Dept Of Regional Development.
“I would encourage all Community and Voluntary groups that would usually partake in excursions throughout the months of July, August and September to get their applications, and return them as soon as possible so as they meet the deadline.”