Ride2School grants

What are Ride2School grants?

We’re making it easier for Victorian schools to have their share of $110,000 each year to help get more students riding to school.

Each school can apply for grants up to the value of $5,000. The grant can be used on bike parking, Ride2School Active Paths, a fleet of bikes for the school, financial contributions to a new bike shed and much more.

Schools aren’t limited in what they can apply for, as long as they can demonstrate a willingness to support more students actively traveling to school.

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How to apply

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Victorian Schools interested in applying for Ride2School grants must complete three key steps:

  1. Make sure your school has a Ride2School account
  2. Complete the online form here
  3. Record at least 4* HandsUpcounts to demonstrate your commitment.

*Schools with less than four HandsUp! counts submitted within the current school year are ineligible.

*Download the Terms and Conditions

Grant criteria

What grant application be judged on? The Ride2School team will apply the following equally weighted assessment criteria to all applications.

If you have any questions regarding the criteria, please contact with us.


  • Has the school registered online to Ride2School?
  • Is the school engaged having submitted four HandsUp! counts and demonstrated an ongoing commitment to do so?


  • Will it enable more students to actively travel to school?
  • Does the application address the need identified?
  • Does the grant application fit under the term ‘active travel infrastructure’?


  • Is the application complete?
  • Has the school effectively answered all mandatory questions in the survey?
  • Have all details been supplied to Ride2School to support the application?

Extra information

Applying for bike parking?

You’ll also need to send through:

  • Measurements of proposed bike parking space at the school
  • Photos of proposed bike parking space
  • Preference of bike parking style as found here
Applying for a bike shed contribution?

You’ll also need to send through:

  • Draft plans for the bike shed
  • 1 x Quote for building of bike shed from contractor
  • Project timeline (brief)
  • Details of where extra funds for the project will come from if required

Winners are grinners!

Grant recipients

Congratulations to our latest grant winners who have demonstrated a commitment to active travel in their schools! We look forward to working with them to deliver their grants and improving facilities, programs and awareness of active travel.

  • St Monica’s Primary School
  • Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School
  • Sydenham-Hillside Primary School
  • Catholic Regional College Caroline Springs
  • St John’s Regional College
  • St Mary Of The Cross Mackillop Primary School
  • St. Finbar’s Primary School
  • Chewton Primary School
  • St John’s Clifton Hill Primary School
  • Lilydale West Primary School
  • Mordialloc Beach Primary School
  • Warragul Primary School
  • Old Orchard Primary School
  • Montrose Primary School
  • California Gully Primary School
  • Araluen Primary School
  • Our Lady of the Assumption Primary School
  • Mornington Park Primary School

Got a question or need more information? Contact the Ride2School team

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