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New program to help school children take more strides

Published: 21 November 2023

A new Victorian Government initiative is encouraging Victorian school children to walk or ride to school.

Students crossing road

The Kids Active Travel Program provides funding of up to $680,000 for eligible projects that support primary school children to walk or ride to school.

Local councils and organisations will team up with local primary schools to deliver activities that promote active travel.

Examples of activities include before and after school walking and riding groups, bike education and maintenance sessions, installing bike storage at school, increasing signage, and using technology to confirm students’ safe arrival at school.

Funded by the Victorian Budget 2023/24, the program will prioritise projects for primary schools in Hume, Dandenong, Wyndham, and Shepparton and focus on areas with high levels of social disadvantage.

The program builds on other Government initiatives aimed at getting young Victorians moving throughout their day, including Active Schools and Active Victoria.

The Victorian Budget 2023/24 is providing more than $11 million for initiatives like the Kids Active Travel Program to help keep Victorians active and healthy and address the key barriers to participation.

For more information about the program, visit the Kids Active Travel Program.

Page last updated: 08 Jun 2024
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