HCT Group


HCT Group was a transport social enterprise, providing bus services, social services transport, school buses, minibuses and more across the UK.

Sadly HCT Group closed on 23 September 2022. Over the years, HCT provided close to two million passenger trips for community groups and disadvantaged people, a model of a community-led transport service.

The sales and transfers of the companies that made up the HCT Group meant that many services continue to be available to local communities.


Key information

  • Focus area

    Social lending
  • Investment type

    Enterprise debt
  • Region

    UK wide
  • Duration

    5 years
  • Investment amount

    £9.95 million
  • Challenge

    Older people, disabled people and people who are long-term unemployed are more likely to experience loneliness and isolation, issues that are linked with around a 30% higher risk of early death. Many older people also experience difficulty accessing local services such as shops, the post office or day centre.

  • Approach

    HCT Group provided transport for vulnerable people to improve access to community groups, local facilities and services. Community-designed bus routes provide the opportunity to engage with the outside world, improving wellbeing and encouraging independent living.

  • Impact

    Over five years, HCT Group provided 1.77 million passenger trips for community groups and disadvantaged people. They provided 2,540 qualifications for long-term unemployed people, found work for almost 400 unemployed people and created over 350 jobs.

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Gemma Bourne

Managing Director
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