State schools planning to visit Parliament may be eligible to have their travel costs subsidised under this scheme.
How schools can apply
By contributing to schools' travel costs Parliament hopes to give more students across the UK the opportunity to come to London and learn how Parliament works first hand.
State schools in the purple zones on the map are eligible under the scheme to submit a claim for a percentage of their travel costs. See also the list of eligible constituencies ( PDF 197 KB).
How the scheme works
The scheme is currently available to cover schools booking visits through Parliament's Education Service.
Qualifying schools will be sent an application form. Complete and return the form before you visit. Following your visit, Parliament will reimburse a percentage of your school's travel costs provided you submit your travel receipts within 30 days.
- Band B - 50% of costs - up to a maximum of £800
- Band C - 75% of costs - up to a maximum of £1600
Audit requirements for this scheme require subsidies to be paid in arrears.
Terms and conditions
Eligible schools may claim a transport subsidy once per financial year. The scheme applies only to visits arranged through Parliament's Education Service. A transport subsidy cannot be claimed against visits arranged through Members of Parliament.
Get in touch with any queries about how the scheme works. Call Sian Davies from the Transport Subsidy Scheme on 020 7219 0688 or email email@example.com