cairns to karumba bike ride

Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride

Click here to access an example of a successful application

Assisting Students Across Far North Queensland Since 1997

Since 1997 the Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride has been giving back to the school students across Far North Queensland.

If your school or organisation is located along the ride route in FNQ and you have a project that will benefit students, we'd love to hear from you.

Funding Snapshot

Who can apply?

Schools or non–profit organisations from Far North Queensland are welcome to apply.

What is the maximum amount that can be applied for?

$2500. Milboe Ltd aims to assist up to three community projects per funding round.

When are applications accepted and what format should they be delivered?

Click here too download a copy of the Application Form. Please complete the form, sign relevant sections and email to All applications must be received during term one of the Queensland school year.

How are applications assessed?

A sub-committee of the Milboe Board assess all funding applications. Their recommendations are passed on to the Milboe Board who make final decisions regarding all applications.

How are applicants notified about funding decisions?

All schools/non profit organisations will be notified regarding the status of their applications by the end of week 4, term 2 (QLD School Year).

When are funds disbursed by Milboe Ltd to successful schools/ non –profit organisations?

Successful applicants will receive funds by electronic funds transfer. Monies will be deposited to nominated accounts no later than the end of August each year.

What is required of successful applicants after receiving the funding monies?

All successful applicants are required to provide a minimum of 4 photos and one A4 page highlighting how the monies were used to assist students. This must be emailed to no later than 30 days after the completion of the funded project.

Can you please provide an example of a successful project?

Our most recent projects included two schools (Mt Molloy and Mt Surprise) successfully applying for funding to assist them as their students traveled to Canberra. Whilst there students had the opportunity to visit Parliament House, the Australian Institute of Sport, The Mint, The National Science and Technology Centre and a host of other great venues that provided incredible learning opportunities.


Should you have any questions about the Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride Funding Application please contact Helena McInneson 0439 993 706 or email

Click here to access a copy of the Funding Guidelines.

Click here to access a copy of the Funding Application Form.

Click here to access an example of a successful application - Example Application.

Previous Recipients

Thank you C2K Bike Ride for your generous donation to our outdoor classroom. We will be using our area for garden classes, science classes and also a space for our local community groups to gather. We are in the final stages of landscaping the gardens, and arranging the furniture and resources inside the classroom. Our outdoor classroom is a very exciting space for not only our school but also the wider Mt Molloy community.
Pictured are some of our students with the outdoor classroom.

Outdoor Classroom










Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride
24th June - 30th June 2017
Making sure bush kids get a fair go!