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Free school travel: funding allocations

Funding for local authorities to spend on home-to-school travel for children from low-income families in 2015 to 2019.

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Allocations for extended rights to free travel and general duty to promote sustainable travel: 2015 to 2019

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The spreadsheet shows how much funding local authorities received for free school travel in each financial year from 2015 to 2019.

Local authorities use this funding to pay for home-to-school travel for children from low-income families who go to school further from home than the statutory walking distances.

For the 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 financial years, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) paid this funding to local authorities as part of the Local Services Support Grant.

From the 2016 to 2017 financial year, funding is paid directly from DfE as a Section 31 grant.

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School travel team

Published 17 December 2014
Last updated 19 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated funding allocation spreadsheet.
  2. Updated allocations for extended rights to free travel and general duty to promote sustainable travel, to reflect 2015 to 2019. Updated grant determination letter for 2018 to 2019.
  3. Updated page with 2017 to 2018 allocations.
  4. Updated allocations document to include data for the 2016 to 2017 financial year; added grant determination letter.
  5. First published.