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Bike Riding Encouragement Program Community Grants Program 2020-21

About the program

The Bicycle Riding Encouragement Program (BREP) community grants provide financial support for activities that help to increase the number of people who regularly ride a bike.

We are looking for fresh and different ideas to address the challenges of getting more people to ride more often. We also want to support the growth and development of bike riding in Queensland through innovation and partnerships.

Encouraging more Queenslanders to ride, or ride more, is a key priority of the Queensland Cycling Strategy 2017-2027, the Queensland Government's strategic direction for cycling.

Who can apply

The following types of organisations or groups can apply for funding:

  • Not-for-profit and for-profit organisations.
  • Local government and Queensland Government entities may also apply but must demonstrate a partnership with a community organisation/s in the design and delivery of the initiative.

To be eligible for funding, organisations or groups must:

  • be incorporated or registered by an Act of Parliament
  • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have a bank account in the name of the legal entity
  • have appropriate insurance cover in place for the duration of the grant.

Types of funding

The program has 2 distinct funding streams.

Stream 1: Grassroots funding

The 'grassroots' stream is focused on supporting initiatives within local Queensland communities, such as 'buddy' rides, social bike rides and rides targeting specific groups (i.e. children, women, older riders, new riders).

Organisations or groups can apply for up to $5,000 under this funding stream.

Stream 2: Innovation funding

The 'innovation' stream will support organisations or groups to start or progress an innovative idea, initiative or concept to encourage more people to ride a bike. The nature of initiatives considered under this funding stream are broad-reaching and may range from projects that directly provide a service at a specific location, but that can be replicated across the state (such as employee encouragement programs or short term bike hire), to initiatives that encourage people to start riding, or ride more, regardless of their geographical location (such as an app or website).

Organisations or groups can apply for up to $20,000 under this funding stream.


The 2020-21 grants are now closed.

Program funding

2020-21 Bike Riding Encouragement Program Community Grants recipients


Further information

If you have any questions not covered in the guideline, please email the project team at

Last updated 28 August 2023

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