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Moorlands Voluntary and Community Transport receives funding

Tue 8 Oct 2019

A newly established voluntary and community transport organisation is celebrating after being awarded four grants within two months. Moorlands Voluntary and Community Transport (MVCT) received £9,500 from the National Lottery Community Fund, along with grants from Biddulph Town Council, Leek Town Lands and Leek Town Council. Moorlands Voluntary and Community Transport began operating in May this year in response to funding cuts by the County Council; it offers voluntary transport to individuals in need and community transport for local voluntary groups. The funding from Biddulph Town Council will go towards maintaining the Biddulph office based in Tunstall Road, ensuring local people can speak to local volunteers; whilst the Leek Town Lands and Leek Town Council funding will go towards supporting residents of the Leek area.

Chief Officer, Sally Bentley, says, “We are absolutely over the moon to receive these grants, they will make a huge difference to our organisation. It is reassuring to know that both local and national funders value the work of our organisation”. Sally continued, “Having received this funding towards the running of our schemes we can now concentrate on fundraising for a replacement minibus, we offer local businesses the chance to sponsor us in return for their logo being displayed on one of our minibuses”.

MVCT are always looking for more volunteers to help support local people, including volunteer drivers who use their own cars or volunteer minibus drivers who would drive one of the three minibuses. If you would like to volunteer, or if you are a local business that would like to support Moorlands Voluntary and Community Transport, then please contact Sally Bentley on 01538 386888 or email contact@mvct.co.uk