If you own or use a minibus and your passengers contribute to the cost of their journey in any way, you need a Small Bus Permit, commonly known as a Section 19 permit. In practice, most not-for-profit minibus owners or users will need a permit.
A permit allows you to carry groups of passengers, such as members of a club or scout group and their helpers or a school transporting children and teachers. Permits are issued to not-for-profit organisations concerned with either education, religion, social welfare, recreation or other activities for the benefit of the community.
When operating under a Section 19 permit:
But you must not:
Full details are in the attached File: Factsheet-4-minibus-permits.pdf
Permits are issued free to Hampshire County Council schools by Community Transport
Tel: 01962 846983