Bus Service Operators Grant

Aimed at improving passenger facilities and features to encourage passengers to make greater use of bus services

The Economy, Transport and Environment Department is providing a Bus Service Operators Grant. This will be aimed at improving passenger facilities and features to encourage passengers to make greater use of bus services.

Grant Eligibility Criteria and Who can apply?

These grants are only available to operators of local bus services and those which operate a bus service under a section 22 permit, operating in Hampshire. To apply electronically you must have a valid email address, otherwise contact the team directly for a paper copy and the details are at the end of these notes.

Who can't apply?
  • Operators of bus services which do not operate in or serve the residents of or visitors to Hampshire
  • Operators who have already received grant funding for the express purpose of accepting payments made using contactless technology
  • Voluntary organisations who operate services under a section 19 permit
What is funded?

New or upgraded ticket machines that enable bus service operators to accept payments made via contactless technology.

Operators are expected to provide funding of a maximum of 15% of the purchase cost of the contactless ticket machine.

Grant monies awarded are expected to be used on services within Hampshire for a minimum of 6 years. If services cease or bus routes transfer to a new operator, the facilities/equipment will also be expected to transfer or a reimbursement of the grant funding awarded will be requested.

When to apply?

Your application must be received by Sunday 24 March 2019.