TrydaNi receives substantial funding boost from Welsh Government

We’re very pleased to announce that Trydani and our network of electric car clubs has received a substantial boost with some significant Welsh Government funding, as announced in their recent press release. As a non-profit Community Benefit Society, we are really pleased to be part of a pioneering approach to transport from the Welsh Government that puts services in the hands of its users. We’re really grateful to Lee Waters for putting his faith in the fledgling Welsh community car club sector.

The announcement comes at the same time as we begin the process of formally merging the existing TripTo Mid-Wales network of car clubs into Trydani. The funding will help us to continue expanding our network of clubs so that more communities in rural Wales can benefit from the convenience and carbon reduction potential of hosting a car club. We’ll be working closely with our finance partner, Robert Owen Community Banking, who will use part of the grant to set up a low carbon transport fund that will enable us to continue leasing vehicles in a way that keeps things affordable for our community of users.

As we celebrate this milestone for Trydani, we’d like to thank everyone who has worked tirelessly and often on a completely voluntary basis, including everyone involved in TripTo, Trydani and Charge Up Wales (the Lottery-funded Community Energy Wales project that Trydani is partnering with to develop a number of existing clubs). We now have a lot more hard work ahead of us and a responsibility to make a success of the project to serve communities across Wales.

We look forward to posting further updates soon as we continue to build momentum.