2 New Grant Pots Now Open!
Community Connections Grants
Ramsey Million is now accepting grant applications for sums up to £15,000 for …
‘Ramsey Community Connections’
Projects that ease Loneliness and/or Social Isolation
These grants will be awarded to organisations that can demonstrate that their project builds ‘Community Connections’ for residents of any or all ages/social groups operating in Ramsey Parish.
One large or several small projects could be selected, depending on the number and quality of applications.
To apply download the application forms and guidelines here.
Or email email@example.com or from The Neighbourhood Office (see below)
Youth Panel Grants Pot
Crunch Youth Club are working with Ramsey Million to offer small grants of up to £100 to Ramsey Parish based community groups. Closing date 1pm on 31st October 2018. Download the form here Youth Panel Grants Application Form 2018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Working Together on Transport Services
Responsibility for the provision of public transport is transferring to the Combined Authority therefore, Ramsey Million Partnership thought it was important to provide expert, independent evidence to the authorities forthcoming consultation.
To that aim Andrew Allen, from ‘The Campaign for Better Transport’, was contracted to produce a report about transport provision in Ramsey Parish.
The key findings are summarised below:
- Parts of Ramsey rank poorly in terms of education and skills falling in the 10% worst performing small areas in the country. Better transport is needed to tackle economic weakness and social isolation.
- Ramsey’s public transport is very poor when compared to other parts of the county and to other places of a similar size. It is characterised by sporadic services patterns, slow journey times, disjointed planning and integration and expensive ticket prices.
- Across peak, day time and weekend services, Ramsey offers less than 25% of bus service levels compared to similar sized towns in South Cambridgeshire. Evening services are virtually non-existent.
- Saturday services are 80% below those of similar south Cambridgeshire towns and 50% less than similar Lincolnshire towns. There are no services at all on a Sunday.
- The level of subsidy of current routes is much lower than for some other parts of the County. Two Ramsey services receive a per passenger subsidy of £3.53 and £1.41 compared to as much as £30 for routes elsewhere.
- Other services are provided by a volunteer car driver scheme, Ramsey Community Transport, who offer a door to door service for community groups and run three routes, each once per week and HACT who offer a demand responsive service.
- The Combined Authority’s objectives for transport fit well with the Ramsey area’s needs focusing on better connectivity, improving journey times and increased modal choice. Spending is however strongly focused on capital projects and no Ramsey projects have yet been identified for support.
- The current Combined Authority strategic bus review and Ramsey Market Town Masterplan (timescale not yet identified) provide the potential to greatly improve Ramsey’s transport offer but it is crucial that Ramsey and surrounding area’s situation is considered by these studies.
To read the full report click on the link below.