Information for Minibus Operators

Helpful information for not-for-profit organisations operating minibuses


Our Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme MiDAS helps improve minibus safety by working with organisations to improve driver standards.

Advice factsheets

The following factsheets provide key information about various minibus related topics:

Minibuses for hire

Minibuses are available for community organisations to hire. They are owned by voluntary organisations, schools, colleges and community transport schemes in Hampshire.

If your organisation operates a minibus please complete the minibus information form and then email this to

Minibuses for schools and colleges

Schools and colleges are responsible for the safe and legal operation of a minibus.

The key considerations are:

  • designating an individual to ‘own’ and manage the minibus
  • ensuring only those with the correct licence to drive the minibus
  • ensuring that licensed drivers have the skills and knowledge needed

Information about minibuses for schools and colleges.

If you're considering leasing or buying a minibus contact Hampshire Transport Management for advice.

Community transport grant

Grants are available for voluntary and community organisations providing a transport service to the wider community.