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The PACTO project team (from left to right), Wyndham Williams, Project Manager; Damian Golden, Accessible Car Coordinator; Jo Hicks, Transport Connector; Ruby Woods, Transport Connector.

New grant awarded to Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Organisations

Wednesday, 25 October 2023

We are proud to be awarding Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Organisations (PACTO) £998,142 to transform community transport in Pembrokeshire.

Why are we funding PACTO?

PACTO has strong local connections through local community transport providers whose journeys help to combat social and rural isolation across Pembrokeshire.

Pembrokeshire currently provides 45,000 community transport journeys a year for 1,400 disabled people and people with mobility issues.

The services have developed organically over the past 30 years.

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The funding will be used to purchase:

  • Five wheelchair accessible cars, and
  • Four wheelchair accessible minibuses, to replace and expand the community transport fleet and running costs for services.

“We look forward to making a huge difference”

Caroline Wilson, Chair of Trustees at PACTO said: “This is a rare and exciting opportunity for the CT sector in Pembrokeshire, and we look forward to making a huge difference for local people with mobility issues and sharing the lessons we learn for the benefit of the wider CT sector across the UK. 

“We would like to thank the Motability Foundation for their support.”

“This transport can be a lifeline to passengers”

Lisa Jones, Director of Charitable Operations at the Motability Foundation said: “We’re delighted to award Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Organisations (PACTO) with this grant to expand transport services across the county, so that disabled people and people with mobility issues have greater access to travel.

“This transport can be a lifeline to passengers, by supporting independent living, reducing isolation, and improving access to services.

“PACTO will also be working with the Pembrokeshire Community Hub to embed travel support and confidence building, which is essential in enabling disabled people to live independently.

“Awarding grants to important local organisations like PACTO helps us to make an immediate difference to the transport needs of disabled people.”

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