DfT confirms funding granted to community transport sector

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Andy McDonald MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, has asked what steps the Department for Transport (DfT) is taking to expand and support the not-for-profit community transport sector.

Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, responded: “In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, the DfT spent almost £3.5m on supporting the not-for-profit community transport sector through the Bus Service Operator’s Grant (BSOG), with a further £2m through the second round of Community Minibus Fund.

“In the current financial year, we predict that support to community transport operators through BSOG will again be approximately £3.5m. The DfT has also announced an additional £250,000 to support community transport organisations with PSV O-licence requirements.”