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  • West Yorkshire Rural Access to Opportunities

    Improving access to employment and training opportunities in rural areas.

    YFSupportThe Access to Opportunities programme 2009 to March 2011 has improved access to employment and training opportunities in rural areas of West Yorkshire.

     

    The three-year programme has been terminated early, as a result of the Government's decision to disband Yorkshire Forward and Regional Development Agencies.

     

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    West Yorkshire Rural Accessibility Partnership


    Metro has administered almost £250,000 of funding for rural transport and accessibility projects.

    Types of funding granted

    • Grants of up to £10,000
    • Capital and revenue grants
    • Grants were used to meet up to 75% of the total project cost
    • Projects had to demonstrate sustainability.

    Transport delegated fund

    This fund supported projects which improved transport to employment or training.

     

    Applicant Project Capital Revenue Total
    ReConnect Wakey Bus

    £3,097

    £0

    £3,097

    Alternative Technology Centre Cycle Recycle (Year 1)

    £1,190

    £700

    £1,890

    Godson's Coaches 971 Service - Rural East Leeds Employment Link

    £3,750

    £12,138

    £15,888

    CT Calderdale CT1 Service - Cross Stone

    £0

    £18,360

    £18,360

    SESKU Academy SESKU Community Skills and Learning Centre

    £1,077

    £780

    £1,857

    5 Villages Community Link Ltd 5 Villages Community Link

    £0

    £11,000

    £11,000

    Alternative Technology Centre Cycle Recycle (Year 2)

    £5,487

    £0

    £5,487

    Kinsley & Fitzwilliam Community Resource Centre Kinsley & Fitzwilliam Community Resource Centre

    £20,000

    £0

    £20,000

    Jubilee Community Transport Training Link

    £9,400

    £0

    £9,400

    Mental Health Matters Think Positive

    £6,640

    £0

    £6,640

    Access to Services Delegated Fund

     

    This fund provided grants for projects to improve access to employment and training in rural Leeds and Wakefield.

     

    Although the fund could not directly provide transport services, it could support projects which provided assistance to help people get to work. This included providing support and advice on employment and training opportunities, childcare, money/debt issues and other barriers which restricted people entering or re-entering the active workforce.

     

    Applicant Project Capital Revenue Total
    Wakefield Citizens Advice Bureau Rural Outreach (Year 1)

    £1,487

    £0

    £1,487

    Kinsley & Fitzwilliam Community Resource Centre Kinsley & Fitzwilliam Community Resource Centre (Year 1)

    £11,013

    £0

    £11,013

    Age UK Information & Advice in Wetherby (Year 1)

    £0

    £12,500

    £12,500

    Wakefield Citizens Advice Bureau Rural Outreach (Year 2)

    £100

    £9,060

    £9,160

    Kinsley & Fitzwilliam Community Resource Centre Kinsley & Fitzwilliam Community Resource Centre (Year 2)

    £437

    £7,000

    £7,437

    ReConnect WakeyBus

    £893

    £1,690

    £2,583

    Age UK Information & Advice in Wetherby (Year 2)

    £0

    £7,211

    £7,211

    SESKU Academy SESKU Community Skills and Learning Centre

    £9,900

    £100

    £10,000

    5 Villages Community Link Ltd 5 Villages Community Link

    £1,750

    £6,370

    £8,120



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