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Bus Recovery Grant

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What is the grant available for?

The Bus Recovery Grant (BRG) has been set up to support commercial bus operators in England due to the ongoing impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on their revenue from reduced patronage. 

This grant was set up as a successor scheme to the COVID-19 Bus Service Support Grant (CBSSG Restart) which ran from April 2020 to August 2021.

Any eligibility criteria

To claim the BRG, you must:

  • Be a public bus operator running commercial or community bus services in England outside of the London and Greater Manchester areas.
  • Have completed an application to join the BRG scheme - you cannot now apply to join the scheme and make claims
  • Meet the eligibility criteria for the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG)
  • Currently be running at 90% or more of pre-COVID-19 mileage levels – if your mileage is beneath this you must contact the Department for Transport at and your local transport authority (LTA).

Who provides the grant?

Department for Transport

How to apply for the grant?

To apply or to find out more information please click here

Contact information:

Department for Transport

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