We are delighted to confirm that the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership has been awarded accreditation status by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Accreditation is formal recognition by the DfT that a community rail partnership (CRP) operates to a high standard and that its objectives and activities are supported by Government.

Accreditation should provide assurance to others, including potential funders and partners, that the CRP operates to high standards of governance and financial propriety; adopts a collaborative approach; is worthy of trust by others; and is a suitable entity for receiving public funds. Further Government considers it a good representative of the local community.

Objectives of accreditation (in summary):

  • Create a recognised mark of quality that confirms the CRP operates to high standards, adopts a collaborative approach, is a representative voice of their community, and publishes a clear annual plan of activity;
  • Assist CRPs in approaching potential funders and partners;
  • Support continual improvement among CRPs;
  • Enable delivery of the Community Rail Development Strategy.

For more information from the Department for Transport, please go to their website.

If you would like to join the growing community rail movement, please contact sophie@transwilts.org – (07379 175055).