close search

Upton Shuttle Bus

Funded on Spacehive 9 January 2023

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Upton Shuttle Bus

Upton Shuttle Bus

Community Action Malvern & District By Community Action Malvern & District

Our proposal is to create an Upton Shuttle Community Bus route that will provide a service to the villages around Upton by helping them access Upton town itself.

Upton upon Severn Delivery stage

funded icon
This project was funded on 09 Jan 2023!

The Upton Shuttle bus will be a demand-responsive figure of 8 route that visits one side of Upton, stops in the centre and then crosses the river to visit villages on the other side, bringing people back over into Upton. We were inspired by the community spirit seen during the pandemic, where people were offering help to their neighbours, and want to reflect this kindness within the community. The project will offer a service that responds to the difficulties caused by reductions in public transport, increased fuel costs and challenges faced by small independent retailers. Initially it will be a weekly service supported by local volunteers where people will ring and book a seat, and we will also offer home pick-ups for those unable to access a convenient point. The minibus will cater for wheelchairs and the route will always be flexible according to local demand. Reduced congestion in the town centre will free up parking for tourists to the area helping local businesses to thrive.

What we'll deliver:

  • A new weekly bus service for Upton on Severn

Why it's a great idea:

The Upton Shuttle project will offer solutions for travel in and around Upton. which will connect the surrounding villages with the town itself, and will connect residents to amenities such as the doctors surgery, the new supermarket and the community centre. Regular promotion of the service will encourage people to go out, helping them to connect with each other and reduce loneliness and isolation. The project will promote public transport use as a more environmentally friendly option, helping to reduce pollution and reduce congestion in the quaint, narrow streets in the town centre. It will encourage families to access local green spaces without having to drive and access parking, freeing up parking for the many tourists to the area to enjoy the riverside attractions, hospitality venues and independent shops alongside the local residents. Local volunteer drivers will become ambassadors for the town, fostering a sense of pride in the community.

Steps to get it done:

  • Volunteers recruited for scheduled journeys
  • Passengers booked on first journey
  • Positive feedback from monthly reviews

Location Upton upon Severn

About the space

Two distinct groups of villages on either side of the river at Upton on Severn


Malvern Hills District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £4,831

Vehicle Maintenance - £1,550 (32%)
Fuel - £910 (19%)
Admin - £585 (12%)
Vehicle cleaning - £500 (10%)
Insurance & permits - £425 (9%)
Driver recruitment - £300 (6%)
Marketing & Publicity - £150 (3%)
Volunteer Support - £100 (2%)
Marketing - £75 (2%)
Other - £236 (5%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Vehicle Maintenance
Vehicle cleaning
Insurance & permits
Driver recruitment
Marketing & Publicity
Volunteer Support
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Increase the frequency of the service
  • Expand the reach of the service

Total £4,831

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

Want to help?

Do you have stuff or skills to contribute to this project? Use this tool to offer something to the project creator.

{{comment.UserName}} Creator Backer
{{reply.UserName}} Creator Backer