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Kids Active Travel Program

The Kids Active Travel Program encourages primary school aged children to choose active travel options when traveling to and from school to establish positive physical activity behaviours and develop physical literacy skills.

Important dates

Close: 19 January 2024

Program guidelines

Kids Active Travel Program Guidelines for 2023-25 ( 509.0 KB)

The Program seeks to establish positive active travel behaviours within new Victorian primary schools as well as build upon existing active travel commitments in primary school settings through the Active Schools initiative.


Applications are accepted from Victorian councils and organisations based in Victoria currently or intending to directly deliver in Victorian primary schools.

Organisations must meet all 7 eligibility criteria as listed in the Program Guidelines.

Please read the above Program Guidelines for full eligibility requirements.

Available funding

The Program will provide funding to support the delivery of a suite of interventions designed to encourage and support primary school aged kids to choose active travel as their preferred mode of transport to and from school.

The total funding available under this Program from 2023-24 to 2024-25 is $680,000.

Organisations can choose the amount they are requesting based on the project plan. No application can exceed the total Program budget of $680,000 for delivery over 2 years (2023-25). Organisations can choose to apply for a grant amount that is less than $680,000 over 2 years (2023-25).

Key dates

Applications close – Friday 19 January 2024

Notification of outcomes – February/March 2024

Frequently asked questions

Application process

In the online application, you will be required to provide the following information:

  • Organisation details
  • Description of your project – what you intend to deliver
  • Project objectives and outcomes
  • Project risks and mitigation strategies
  • Project partners
  • Alignment to the Program priorities
  • Scalability options
  • Communication and engagement strategies
  • Attach a detailed project budget and a detailed proposed project timeline.

Applications and projects will be assessed on how well they meet the assessment criteria as outlined in the Program Guidelines.

You can preview the application form through the Department’s Grants Portal – see the Apply now section.

Apply now

Applications for this program are closed.

Contact information

For general enquiries about this grant program select Kids Active Travel Program on our contact form.

Additional Information

Approved projects – 2024

Lead organisations and partners Project nameLocation
Outdoors Victoria in partnership with Hume City Council, Parks Victoria, Play Australia and La Trobe University. PARK IT... and Walk, Ride and Play on the way to school Hume City Council
City of Greater Bendigo Kids Active Travel Greater Bendigo
City of Greater Geelong in partnership with Bellarine Community Health and Active Geelong. Walk, Ride, Scoot and Roll Geelong Greater Geelong
City of Melton Safe Active Travel Program City of Melton
Page last updated: 14 Jun 2024
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