Ability Northants CIC has been awarded £5,000 from Northamptonshire Community Foundation through the Cecil Pettit Fund.
Ability Northants is a social enterprise established to reduce social isolation and loneliness in rural Northamptonshire.
Diminishing public transport services have left a number of villages without a bus service, with many residents being older people or those with mobility issues. Ability Northants provides a minibus service, connecting these people to local towns, improving accessibility to essential services such as shops, banking, health services and social activities.
Funding from the Foundation will go towards the purchase of a minibus to provide a home to shop transport service for older people and those with disabilities across South Northamptonshire.