Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG)
All Bus Service Operators Grant received from the Department for Transport in respect of County Council tendered public bus services is passed on to the bus operators as part of their contract prices.
COVID-19 Bus Service Support Grant (CBSSG)
The CBSSG was provided by the Department for Transport to local transport authorities for 12 weeks from 17 March 2020. West Sussex County Council received £66,308 to help support tendered bus services. This was used to cover some of the shortfall in bus operators’ fares income during this period.
The Local Transport Authority COVID-19 Bus Service Support Grant (CBSSG) restart scheme
This scheme provided follow-on funding of £115,119 for the period 9 June to 3 August and £143,029 for the period 4 August to 28 September 2020. It is expected that further funding will be available from 29 September onwards.
The COVID-19 grants to the County Council are used in accordance with conditions as set out by the Department for Transport and subject to audit.