A second round of the community transport minibus fund 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.
The government recognises that passenger transport plays and important role in communities, particularly in isolated areas. It provides people with access to:
- public services
- 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.