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Support for local community minibus schemes

Across Wiltshire and Swindon there are 22 community minibus schemes who provide a range of transport services to people who may otherwise have no alternative means of getting around.

Please visit www.wiltshirecommunitytransport.org.uk for further information about the services provided by these schemes.

The type of support offered by the Community First Community Transport Team to the network of community minibus schemes in Wiltshire and Swindon includes:

• Technical advice about operating a community minibus

• Driver training* and management committee training

• Help with fundraising ◦

Wiltshire Community Transport Development Fund assistance for new or improved services

(* includes the provision of Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) training - minibus driver training of a nationally recognised standard from as low as £71.25 per driver. For more information about MiDAS minibus driver training provided by Community First please see pdfMiDAS General Information.pdf45.4 KB. pdfMIDAS_Costs.pdf72.03 KB)

The Community First CT Team also provides support to the umbrella body representing the interests of most community minibus groups across Wiltshire and Swindon known as the Wiltshire and Swindon Community Transport Association (W&SCTA.)

The W&SCTA provides an active mutual support, information and advice forum for local community minibus groups to share operational experience and best practice and to access expert, practical advice about community minibus operations / new developments affecting the local community minibus scene.

Follow the link for more information about the W&SCTA pdfWSCTA leaflet.pdf195.17 KB

The support services provided by the Community First Community Transport team as well as some of the Community Transport services provided by local community minibus groups in Wiltshire are funded by Wiltshire Council.

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