Community car sharing

Community car club scheme users pose by one of their vehicles

Community car clubs

A community car club is a local, member-based initiative that provides access to self-service, pay as you drive, low-carbon vehicles. Often community car clubs are run by local groups to support their communities. It’s a convenient and affordable way of using a car, without the expense and hassle of owning one.

Guidance documents

CoMoUK have developed a number of resources to support community car clubs from a handbook, a marketing toolkit and advice on how to create a business case. These resources can be found below.

Telematics and back office systems for community car clubs

This guidance document is designed to support the development of community car clubs and the management of their operations. It looks at booking and billing, features for unlocking the vehicles telematics (and what this means), and exploring whether a combination of available solutions can offer effective and affordable solutions.


Marketing Support Guide

In 2018 CoMoUK worked to explore how best to engage the public with car clubs, from this the toolkit was developed. The toolkit includes a guide for; developing an engagement plan, creating content and making the most of press releases and social media.


Community Car Club Handbook

Our community car club handbook gives an overall explanation of areas to be considered when looking to set-up a community car club.

Please note, the insurance information in this handbook is out of date. We are working on updating this, but in the meantime, if you have any questions about community car club insurance, please contact us on


Support from CoMoUK

CoMoUK can provide advice, support and share best practice for the set-up and continued management of community car clubs. To find out more and enquire about how we can help you, please get in touch using the link below.

Community car and bike share forum

We run a quarterly online meet up for communities interested in the latest developments around car and bike share schemes. To find out more and request an invitation to join us please email us using the link below.

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Case studies - community cars

Scottish micro-grants

In 2022/23, CoMoUK has funding to offer micro-grants of up to £2,500, to established Scottish community groups setting-up a new shared transport scheme – either bike share, car share or ride share. The aim of the fund is to support organisations to set up the sharing of assets.

Three woman share a lift in a private car

Ride sharing

Ride sharing – where two or more people share a car – can be a great option within communities. For more information on the services available, please visit our main website pages.

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