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2024 Bike Riding Encouragement Program Community Grants Program

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 may 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' programs to support new, or returning riders, family bike rides or workshops comprising education and practical skills targeted at specific groups such as new riders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with disability, women, children or older people.

Organisations or groups can apply for up to $10,000 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 in Queensland. Initiatives considered under this funding stream are broad-reaching. The nature of initiatives may range from projects that directly provide a service at a specific location, but that can be replicated across the state, to initiatives that could be classified as a ‘facilitator’ to encourage people to start riding, or ride more, regardless of their geographical location.

Examples of initiatives may include a web or technology solution such as an app, website or interactive resource, a bike-friendly business precinct encouragement program, or a bike or e-bike community borrowing scheme. This list is not exhaustive and other initiatives will be considered.

Organisations or groups can apply for up to $25,000 under this funding stream.


Applications for the 2024 round of BREP Community Grants are now closed.

Online Grants Portal

Use our Online Grants Portal to access your application for the BREP Community Grants.

Using the Online Grants Portal

Tactiv, the providers of our Online Grants Portal, offer help desk support for users through their support portal. Search the knowledge base articles for useful information and instructions on how to use our Online Grants Portal.
If you require further support, please contact

Past grant initiatives 

In 2020–2021, we supported 15 initiatives to encourage more Queenslanders to ride bikes through the first round of BREP Community Grants. Successful initiatives included:

View all 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 4 June 2024

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