Easy-Go Connect, which provides an essential transport service for the frail aged and people with disabilities and their carers, has been announced as a recipient of a Transurban Community Grant, which supports local not-for-profit groups.

Member for Seven Hills Mark Taylor MP was on hand to present the $3,000 grant to Easy-Go Connect CEO Susan Heyne.

Easy-Go Connect will use the grant to translate community transport information brochures into multiple languages to better cater for the high proportion of non-english speaking clients that utilise their transport services.

Ms Heyne said she was delighted that Easy-Go Connect had secured funding, which will enable it to reach a greater proportion of the population that desperately need their services.

“The Transurban community grant will allow Easy-Go Connect to convey the benefits of our vital service to the growing number of community members whose primary language is not English.  We already provide services to almost 2,000 people who come from over 80 different countries  and this grant  will really help us to connect with some of the most vulnerable people in our community.”

Mr Taylor said: “I’m delighted Easy-Go Connect has been acknowledged with this Transurban Community Grant. The staff and volunteers provide a vital service to the people of Seven Hills and its surrounds.”

I am delighted to see the members of community in Seven Hills will be supported through this Transurban Community Grant to Easy-Go Connect. I thank the staff and volunteers at Easy-Go Connect for all their efforts.”

Transurban’s Group General Manager NSW Andrew Head said Transurban’s vision is to strengthen communities through transport.

“We believe it’s important to support the communities in and around our roads. Easy-Go Connect is an important service and we are delighted to support them,” Mr Head said.

“We are very proud of our community grants program, which has provided $180,000 to deserving not-for-profit organisations across Australia this year.”

Transurban is an Australian-owned motorway operator, whose Sydney assets include the Hills M2 and Westlink M7 Motorways and the Lane Cove Tunnel, as well as NorthConnex.

Offered twice-yearly, the next round of the community grants program opens this month.