Down Armagh Rural Transport Partnership hits the Bullseye!

Updated: Jun 20, 2019

DART Partnership, is today celebrating after being awarded £253,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work providing transport, training and development services to local communities.

DART community transport Lottery Award £252K
Members of the Dromore Autumn Leaves group celebrate DART's £252K funding award.

The new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK, will see the DART Partnership and its social enterprise DART Direct use the £253K funding to launch the Created Sustainable Communities project in September 2019.

Ian Wilson (DART Director) says “We are delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised our work in this way and I would like to thank the National Lottery players who made this award possible. The Creating Sustainable Communities program funded by the National Lottery Community Fund will involve DART working with a range of stakeholders and partners to create 5 community hubs across Craigavon & Banbridge focusing on improving accessible group transport provision, providing enhanced and accredited training to groups and funding an ongoing community consultation and engagement project. These innovative programs will help address identified community need such as rural and social isolation through the provision providing additional travel and access opportunities for groups and communities”.

Mr. & Mrs. Bowman group members of Dromore based community organisation Autumn Leaves (pictured in photo) says “We are delighted to be involved in DART's Creating Sustainability Communities project as an original stakeholder. This funding for DART will enable our Autumn Leaves group to expand our activities, access free training and travel to destinations much further afield”.

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