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Services set to soar thanks to successful cash bids

A unique transport service in Goole is celebrating after securing thousands of pounds worth of funding, enabling them to extend their services and to also provide an additional service for disabled youngsters.

Goole GoFar – a none profit transport charity and social enterprise providing accessible transport to the region’s most vulnerable, isolated and socially excluded – have recently been successful in three funding bids.
With their fleet of eight minibuses and one community car, the group offer regular transport and outings to people who through age, sickness or ability cannot access regular transport. The combined cash windfall of over £10,400 will now enable them to extend their current projects whilst developing new ones to benefit even more of the community.
The group have received a total of £6,720 from the ‘Goole Fields Community Wind Farm Fund’, which will go towards GoFar’s ‘Extending Opportunities’ project. This scheme particularly focuses on residents in Old Goole, Goole Fields and the Marshland communities (Rawcliffe, Cowick and Snaith), and the additional funding will allow them to provide access to a wider range of leisure and cultural activities to people in those areas.

The group have also been successful with their funding bid from the ‘Sixpenny Wood Wind Farm Community Benefit Scheme’, receiving a total of £3,713 which will go towards their ‘Howdenshire Area Transport Scheme (HATS)’. This project focuses on improving access for young people, adults and the elderly in their leisure time, enhancing social experiences and interaction.
Goole & District Lottery have completed the cash injection hat-trick, with funding which will create a whole new service for Goole’s youngsters. With this extra cash, GoFar are setting up a service for children and young people from Goole Academy, which will allow them access to facilities at Goole Leisure Centre on a weekly basis for an entire half term. This service will be particularly helpful as it is aimed specifically towards wheelchair bound users and children with movement issues.

To see for yourself the unique services GoFar provide, pop along to the Community Open Day on Thursday, September 1. The team will be available at their HQ on Lower Bridge Street from 9am – 3pm, with refreshments provided. For details contact 01405 780344.

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