Kerry Flyer was originally set up in November 2001 to provide community accessible transport solutions to the communities of North & East Kerry. The company is a ‘not for profit’ company which is incorporated as a limited company with guarantee. Kerry Flyer has charitable status and is run by a highly dedicated voluntary board. All board members hold directorships and there are dedicated Executive Committee (which deals with finance and human resources) and a dedicated Health & Safety Committee (which deals with all aspects of the company which fall under the safety management system).
Although Kerry Flyer was originally established as a transport company, it was decided that it was best placed to provide other services to its immediate and wider client base. In 2007 the company established its friendly call service, Hello Kerry, with the help of Dormant Account Funding and the Community Employment Scheme.
In 2008 the company established a training division which would deliver transport specific, health and safety and some basic computer training.
In 2010 the company invested in their training/meeting facilities to include video conferencing, laptop provision and a state of the art mobile training unit.
Community Services Programme
The Community Services Programme (CSP) supports community businesses to deliver local services to their communities and to create employment opportunities for people from disadvantaged groups. The programme is funded by the Department of Social Protection under the Social Inclusion chapter of the National Development Plan 2007-2016 and is managed on behalf of the Department by Pobal.It currently provides funding support for some 425 community companies and co-operatives.
The Programme focuses on communities where public and private sector services are lacking, either through geographical or social isolation or because of demand deficits. It also aims to ensure that the potential benefits of other public investment in community facilities and amenities are realised.
CSP is designed on a social enterprise model and a core requirement of the Programme is that contract holders generate non-public revenue from their operations e.g. by charging fees for services delivered or fundraising. The grant is not intended to represent full-funding. The contract holder is responsible for their own budgets, income, financial and other liabilities. Companies in contract with the programme must be not for profit, social enterprise or community business in nature.
The Aims of Kerry Flyer
• To provide accessible transport to the communities of North & East Kerry.
• To provide a Friendly Call/Listening service to the older population of County Kerry.
• To provide transport specific training on a regional and national basis.
• To provide basic internet and email training to the communities we work with.
• To provide meeting/training facilities which include video conferencing and a mobile training unit.
For more information on any of the above or to discuss our services in more detail please contact us.