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.