TfL funding

TfL funding

About this activity

Suitable for all nursery, primary and secondary schools.

TfL funding gives you the opportunity to set up projects that encourage the whole school community to engage with active travel.

Funding can be used to fund all kinds of active travel projects, for example: 

  • Purchasing bikes and scooters to loan to children who cannot afford them
  • Setting up a breakfast club that rewards those who cycle or scoot to school

Your school must already have a bronze, silver or gold STARS accreditation to apply for TfL funding. 

Speak with your borough officer about the funding available and for support with the application process.

Work with your school travel working group to come up with project ideas and to complete the funding application.

How to evidence your activity

  • Involve your borough officer: Share your ideas for funding, agree your targets and discuss any challenges you face
  • Sign in to STARS to add your story. Explain how and where the funding has been used and how it has benefited your school. Include your pupils’ feedback, photographs of the funded project and any related documents. Also include any posters, letters and promotional materials

Activity steps

Check your eligibility
Speak with your borough officer to find out what funding is available and whether your school is eligible
Select a project
With the help of you borough officer and school travel working group, decide which project you'd like to use the available funding for
Make your application
Put together your funding application. Pass it to your borough officer who will liaise with TfL on your behalf
Be prepared
If your application is successful you may be required to use the funding within a set time frame
Celebrate success
If your application is accepted, share your news with your school community and neighbouring schools to inspire them into action!
Tell your story
Feedback to your borough officer and add your story to the STARS website


  • Funding

This activity counts towards:

  • Funding

How it helps

  • Supports active travel
  • Offers funding opportunities


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