Community Transport is the name given to any type of transport run on a not-for- profit basis to assist people who cannot access private or public transport for any reason.
There might be a variety of reasons why people use Community Transport such as:
•Lack of available transport
In Wiltshire and Swindon Community Transport is provided by charities and voluntary organisations (which are often very small and local), and often harnesses the experience and energy of volunteers who give freely of their time to help others.
Local Community Transport schemes take children to school, sick people to healthcare and older and disabled people to the shops. Local Community Transport schemes also run local bus routes and provide transport for a wide range of clubs, community organisations and care homes.
There are a variety of Community Transport schemes in Wiltshire and Swindon including community minibus schemes and Link (volunteer car) schemes. For information about the support that Community First provides to local community minibus schemes please click here (Information about assistance provided by Community First to Link schemes is available here.
Community First also provides assistance to communities wanting to start up their own Community Transport initiatives. For information about the support on offer in this regard please click here.
You will also find information on this section of the website about the range of Community Transport services which Community First provides directly including Minibus hire, Minibus sharing and Wheels to Work.