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Grants & funding

Do you have a DREAM? If your dreams of activating your school require financial resources, then the leads below may help your school on its way to bike education, cycle facilities or perhaps, the moon…


Grants Available:

Department of Transport has a Connecting Schools grant to increase cycling to school through bicycle education and cycling infrastructure. Read our TSTS blog here (includes examples of successful recipients).

RAC WA are open to a wide range of applications for Grass Roots Grants (under $5k) and Projects (under $20k). Successful past projects include cycle training, setting up a community bike fleet, developing an "bike bus" phone app!  

There are regular rounds for Project grants and Grass Roots applictaions can be submitted anytime, with a minimum of six weeks prior to project start date.

RAC have also opened regional WA cycling education.


Office of Road Safety Community Grants - offer grants for events and projects. Applications close on the first Friday of February, April, June, August, October and December.


Bankwest Happy Communities Grant - Supports local community projects by awarding 20 grants per month from $1,000 to $200.


Teachers Environment Fund - Awards grants of up to $2,000 twice per year to help schools fund environmental projects.


Schools First Offers awards funding for leading school-community partnerships and offers a matchmaking service for schools looking for community/corporate partnerships.


Other Grant Assistance:

Local government. TravelSmart offers support through education and resources to local governments. Contact your local TravelSmart, Active Travel, Sustainability or Health Promotions officer for a chat.


Also see Hot Rock's extensive list of grants available to schools and local government contacts.



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