NHS Patient Transport Fund

Grants for groups to provide patient transport to COVID-19 vaccination hubs in North Cumbria CCG area (i.e. for patients registered with a North Cumbria CCG GP).

North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (North Cumbria CCG)

Who can apply?
Voluntary and community organisations providing patient transport to the following COVID-19 vaccination hubs only:

Brampton Community Centre
North Carlisle Medical Practice
Morton Surgery Carlisle
Castlegate and Derwent Surgery Cockermouth
Maryport Rugby Club
Copeland Flatwalks Surgery
Penrith Hospital
Wigton Hospital
Workington Orchard House Surgery

What the Fund will support:
• volunteer transport costs at a mileage rate of 30 pence per mile
• PPE for volunteer drivers
• sanitiser to clean vehicles between journeys

Groups MUST comply with the following Fund conditions:
• ensure that the necessary risk assessments have been undertaken and that appropriate infection prevention and control measures are used (to see North Cumbria CCG guidance click here); and
• confirm that they have the necessary safeguarding measures in place to protect vulnerable patients and volunteers; and
• confirm that all community transport vehicles and/or volunteer vehicles are adequately insured and maintained; and
• ensure volunteer drivers have appropriate licences; and
• confirm that patients requiring transport do not have access to a car or family support at the time of their appointment; and
• keep a record of patient journeys undertaken to inform North Cumbria CCG monitoring.

What the Fund will not support:
• non-charitable organisations
• statutory organisations
• individuals

How much can you apply for?
The maximum amount of an award will be £500. Applications for retrospective costs will be considered. Groups are eligible to reapply if required.

To apply, please complete the application form available here.

For more information, contact:
Ellen Clements, Senior Grants & Donor Services Officer
ellen@cumbriafoundation.org or 01900 825760