Guidance

How to apply for the community transport minibus fund

How community transport operators can apply for the community transport minibus fund before the December 2016 deadline.

Documents

Community transport minibus fund bidding document

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Community transport minibus fund letter from the Secretary of State

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Details

Submit a bid

A second round of community transport minibus funding is open between 8 September 2016 and 2 December 2016. The second round is managed by the Community Transport Association on behalf of the Department for Transport. Guidance and application forms for the second round of community transport minibus funding are available from the Community Transport Association.

Bids under the first round of funding closed on 15 January 2015.

Background

The government recognises that passenger transport plays and important role in communities, particularly in isolated areas. It provides people with access to:

  • public services
  • employment
  • education and training

Inadequate transport provision can be a barrier to the prosperity of all those living in such areas. Commercial operators often struggle to run passenger transport services in communities where demand is low. Community transport can play an important role in providing services in these circumstances.

Published 28 November 2014
Last updated 8 September 2016 + show all updates
  1. Second round of community transport minibus funding.
  2. First published.