Safe & Active School Travel Mini-Grant Pilot

Application Deadline
Applications for the Safe & Active School Travel Program (SASTP) Mini-Grant Pilot are now closed. Thank you to everyone who has participated.

The City of North Vancouver is piloting mini-grants for public schools through the Safe and Active School Travel Program (SASTP). The mini-grants support more grassroots programming by schools to help realize SASTP’s vision of making active transportation and transit the preferred way to get to and from school. 

Applications are welcomed from all public schools in the City of North Vancouver, including elementary and secondary. Each public school in the City of North Vancouver can apply for mini-grant funding up to $500 per school for the 2023/24 school year.

Who Can Apply & Eligible Activities

Who Can Apply

  • A PAC representative or other parent volunteer with the support of the school principal
  • A school administrator, educator, or administrative staff with support of the school principal


Eligible Activities

  • Celebration or promotional event such as Walk & Roll Event
  • Skills and safety training
  • Repair workshops
  • Active travel field trips
  • Walking or Bike School Bus
  • Food and prize incentives for events
  • Bike rodeos
  • Bicycle or skateboard lending library
  • Unique initiatives that meet the vision and goals of SASTP

Application Process

The City will accept applications until Friday, October 27, 2023, for projects to take place from the date of approval until June 14, 2024. Please review the Mini-Grant Guidelines for more details. 

For your convenience, the application form is a fillable PDF. Here are the steps to digitally complete the form:

  1. Open the Mini-Grant Application Form.
  2. Save it with another name (go to the File menu and select Save As).
  3. Fill in the form and Save.
  4. Submit your completed form by this year's deadline, either by email to or by mail or in person to:
    Transportation Planning
    City of North Vancouver
    141 West 14th Street
    North Vancouver, BC V7M 1H9 

Reporting Requirements

Schools that receive a 2023-2024 SASTP Mini-Grant are required to complete a short report using the Reporting Form. The report must be submitted by June 14, 2024. A minimum of 3 photos showing participants must be submitted, along with signed Photography and Video Release Waiver.

2023/24 Recipients

Three SASTP mini-grants were awarded in 2024:

Carson Graham Secondary

  • School administration hosted Roll into Spring!, an event that encourages walking, rolling and public transit to school, from April 812. The mini-grant will support on-site bike maintenance and safety education, snacks, and prizes for participants. Students will receive a stamp card to record their participation.

Ridgeway Elementary School

  • Ridgeway PAC will host Ridgeway ROCKS, walks and rolls from May 610, encouraging students to walk or ride to school for the week. The mini-grant will support a bike repair station, posters and promotion of the event, and a pizza party for the classes (one primary and one intermediate) with the highest participation. Parent volunteers will count and keep track of student participation.

Larson Elementary

  • Parent Association of Larson School (PALS) will be enhancing Bike to School Week from June 37. The mini-grant will support events including a biker's breakfast, bike tune ups, bike rodeo, parade, safety lessons, and contests for students. Students will place a dot on a traffic tracker poster to record their participation.

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Transportation Planning

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