February 04 2021

From 16th - 23rd February coach operators in Scotland will be able to apply for the Scotland Coach Operators Covid-19 Business Support and Continuity fund.

The fund has been developed with input from the Confederation of Passenger Transport Scotland, and will allow coach operators to apply for a share of a £10 million pound fund to help support their businesses through the COVID-19 crisis.

This one-off fund will specifically provide support to Scottish-based businesses in the coach tourism and private hire sector, who meet the eligibility criteria that includes operating environmentally friendly fleets.

Paul White, Director of CPT Scotland, had this to say about the fund:

"CPT welcomes the launch of the COVID 19 Business Support and Continuity Fund for Scotland's Coach Operators.

"This fund will serve as a much-needed lifeline for many CPT coach operator members, many of whom have been unable to trade to any great degree since winter 2019. The fund will help meet some of the substantial costs incurred over these past 10 months of inactivity.

"We look forward to continuing to work with both the Scottish Government and Visit Scotland as we navigate the road to recovery for Scotland's coach industry."

Visit Scotland will be administering the funds on behalf of the Scottish Government. For further information on funding criteria and application process, click here.