Transport Scotland - Bus Services Operators’ Grant
BSOG is provided and paid directly to bus operators. The aim of BSOG is principally to benefit passengers. It does this by helping operators to keep their fares down and enabling operators to run services that might not otherwise be commercially viable thus contributing to the maintenance of the overall bus network. It also contributes to the operation of Community Transport organisations allowing people who cannot make use of conventional bus services to access local services. A number of changes were made to the scheme on 1st April 2019 and guidance and claim forms will be updated from this date.
- Other resources
- When to apply:
- Community Transport Organisations always claim twice yearly in arrears for set 6 month periods (1 October - 31 March and 1 April - 30 September).
- Next deadline:
No deadline date
- Charities only:
0141 272 7306
- How to apply
- Bus Operators must register with the BSOG Scheme before they can submit a claim for the grant. Please email: [email protected] for more information.
- Community transport services must be eligible services operated by non-profit making bodies on the basis of a Permit issued under Section 19 of the Transport Act 1985. Under the Act, eligible services must hold a PSV licence; buses not available to the general public; permits are available to organisations for example, social welfare/religion/education/ youth clubs etc.
Fund award sizes
No minimum provided
No maximum provided
No average provided
- Annually awarded:
No annually awarded amount provided
- Notes on award amounts:
- No notes on award amounts
- Community development and regeneration