Friday, October 20, 2017

Get on your bike!

David Lee February 8, 2017

COULD your school do with some extra money to encourage students to ride to school? Schools in Greater Shepparton are being encouraged to apply for Ride2School grants up to the value of $5,000.

The grants are available to schools to help them support and encourage their pupils to cycle to school and 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 travelling to school.

Since 2011, the Ride2School program has provided more than $490,000 worth of grants to Victorian schools, to support more students riding and walking on their journey to school.

The Ride2School grants are split into two rounds each year with round one having recently opened on February 1 and is set to close on March 31, 2017.

If schools need assistance in accessing this grant, please contact principal strategic transport planner, Zoe Kemp on [email protected] or call 03 5832 9700.