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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Grant applications are now open!

Please submit your applications by

Friday 21 September 2018

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What can you apply for?

Two new grants in 2018

Student bike scholarships

Do you have a student and/or siblings who would ride to school for leisure but cannot afford (or spare discretionary funds) to buy a bike? Nominate a student and/or sibling(s) for our new $500 per bike scholarship. 

Bike education program

Our brand-new bike education program involves 6-10 hours of bike education, for a maximum of 30 students delivered by Ride2School’s Bike Education Program Coordinator. You can apply for up to $2,500.

We also encourage schools to apply for:

  • Bike Education Training & CRT Cover
  • Bike School Fleet
  • Active Paths
  • Bike Parking
  • Bike Shed Contribution
  • As well as anything that you can demonstrate a need for and that will produce an increase in student active travel.

How do you 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 application form
  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. Schools with gold, silver, or bronze Ride2School classification will be prioritized for grants.

*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 – Term 1 2018

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 Gabriel’s Parish Primary School
  • Montrose Primary School
  • Williamstown Primary School
  • Epsom PS
  • Echuca College
  • Essendon Primary School
  • Danenong Valley Special School
  • Huntly Primary school
  • Newhaven Primary School
  • Ascot Vale Special School
  • Bass Coast Specialist School
  • Park Orchards Primary School
  • East Bentleigh Primary
  • Moreland Primary School
  • Laurimar Primary School
  • Sacred Heart Primary School

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

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