Connecting Schools is back and bigger than ever in 2020!

Connecting Schools is a grant program aimed at improving bicycle access, wayfinding, bicycle education and end-of-trip facilities (bike and scooter parking, bike maintenance stations etc) for schools that are taking part in the Your Move program.

This year there is $115,000 available for W.A. schools to improve their bike parking and infrastructure, bike and safety education and school facilities!

Who can obtain a Connecting Schools Grant?

Connecting Schools Grants are easy to access and available to any school or educational facility for children in Western Australia. To be eligible for a Connecting Schools Grant, schools must be using the Your Move program to promote active transport to and from school, have completed a Start of Year Hands up Survey or complete one as soon as the school signs up and reach a Your Move accreditation of Silver or higher.

What types of grants are available?

There are four grant levels available for participating schools. As schools achieve higher accreditation levels, corresponding grant levels are 'unlocked' and available to be redeemed. For example, if your school has reached Silver accreditation this will unlock the Small Grant valued at up to $799. If your school has reached Platinum accreditation, your school could apply for a Small, Medium or Large Grant (see table below). Only one Connecting Schools grant will be available to each school per financial year. 

Grant
Level

Grant
Description

Estimated
Value

Silver

300 points or higher

Small Grants:

Small packages available for bike and scooter parking, bike promotion, bike safety bike education and wayfinding

Up to $799

Gold

600 points or higher

Medium Grants:

Medium packages available for bike and scooter parking, wayfinding, bike education and a bike skills track

$800 - $2,499

Platinum

1,000 points or higher

Large Grants:

Large packages available for bike and scooter parking, bike education, bike safety, wayfinding and a bike skills track

$2500 - $7,499

Double Platinum

1,500 points or higher

Major Grants: 

2 major grants available for large scale bike and scooter parking (e.g. bike shed or bike shelter) or bike education.

*Only 2 available, on a first in first served basis.

$7,500 - $15,000

 

New bike racks installed at Winterfold Primary School as part of a large Connecting Schools grant 2019/20

When will Connecting Schools Grants be available?

Schools can apply for a Connecting Schools Grant from 27 July to 31 December 2020.

How do eligible Schools apply for a Connecting Schools Grant?

Connecting Schools Grants can be obtained through the Rewards Shop on the Your Move website. Applying for a Connecting Schools Grant will not affect your school’s redeemable points balance. 

Participating schools are required to download, and complete the Connecting Schools Grant Agreement for further details on the process for delivery and installation, acquittal requirements and terms and conditions. 

Looking for inspiration? Check out how two schools achieved Connecting Schools Grants last year!

24 schools achieved Connecting Schools Grants in 2019, and this year we're hoping to give away even more. If you're wondering how your school can benefit from a Connecting Schools Grant check out these two videos from Winterfold Primary School and Harrisdale Primary School. 

  • Winterfold Primary School received five 6-capacity bike racks by reaching Platinum Accreditation and unlocking a Large grant in 2019.

  • Harrisdale Primary School installed three new lockable scooter racks by achieving Gold Accreditation and unlocking a Medium grant in 2019.

Connecting Schools Grant - Fact Sheet

Download a printable two page summary.

Connecting Schools Grant - Agreement

Read all the details including how it works, acquittal requirements, the process and terms and conditions.

Connecting Schools Grants - Packages

Explore all the packages on offer in the 2020-21 Connecting Schools Grants in one place

Warnbro Primary School on excursion at Constable Care Safety School, learning new bike skills, as part of a medium gold grant unlocked in 2019.

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