The Strathspey & Badenoch Herald have highlighted the disappointing news that BSCX has lost out on 3 years of funding from Scottish Government
"Organisers of Badenoch and Strathspey's only community transport company have been left shocked after missing out on vital Scottish Government funding and warned they may have to cut some of the charity's lifeline services later this year.
Badenoch and Strathspey Community ConnXions' application for £180,000 over the next three years to the Investing in Communities Fund to meet running costs has just been rejected."
The article went on to say . . . .
"Leaders of the Aviemore-based service which runs the popular 'Where2Today' project and a host of other out-reach programmes just have a short time to find alternative funding before their surplus cash runs out.
Since the Covid pandemic, the charity has worked tirelessly to support the area’s most vulnerable people at home.
BSCX runs a heavily subsidised community car scheme as well as its own two mini buses for groups and delivers groceries and prescription orders; food boxes for those suffering food poverty; runs a food hub on Fridays at St Andrews Church, assisted shopping services and befriending services; supports a visually impaired group; manages an allotment with volunteers; runs e-Trike and 'rickshaw' scheme for those with mobility problems; donates Christmas and Easter gifts; hosts social gatherings including quizzes, music afternoons, fish and chip suppers and well-being events.
Its services are designed to help people feel less isolated and more connected with friends."