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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.

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.

Program Guidelines

  • Eligibility

    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

  • 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

    Step 1: Check your eligibility

    Check the Eligibility section (section 2) of the Program Guidelines to identify if your organisation is eligible for funding

    Step 2:  Apply using the Department’s Grants Portal

    Ensure you have all required information and documents as outlined in the application guidelines.

    You will need to set-up a Grant Portal account using a valid email address to proceed with your application.

    Applicants must submit a completed online application via the Department’s Grants Portal before 11.59 pm on 19 January 2024.


  • Contact information

    For general enquiries about this grant program:


    Open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5 pm except public holidays.

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Last updated on 22/11/2023