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United Arts Council

Wheels on the Bus Fund

children in bus

A fund to bring Wake County students to area arts and cultural destinations!

Wheels on the Bus grants provide funds to move one grade level per school per year at Wake County elementary schools for field trips to area arts and cultural destinations. Title I schools are given priority as they have student populations with 40-80 percent of student bodies receiving free or reduced lunch assistance.

Schools must choose their field trip destination from a list of available options. The fund will cover transportation costs for the field trip and may help defray entrance costs (if any), on a limited basis. Field trips must take place during the school day.  Schools may submit only one application per school year. 

Award notices have been sent for the 2017-18 school year. Check back in summer 2018 for details about the fund for next school year.

See Wheels on the Bus 2017-18 press release.

For more information, contact Ragen Carlile, rcarlile@unitedarts.org, 919-839-1498 x209.

"Thank you so much for providing our third grade with the Wheels on the Bus award. We value all that the United Arts Council does for WCPSS and for our school. Thank you for providing our students with a valuable learning experience!"

-Kelly F. Wilson,  Assistant Principal, Combs Elementary

Catch a glimpse of some of the experiences students have had on field trips during the 2016-2017 school year!


410 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 170
Raleigh NC 27603

Phone: (919) 839-1498
Fax: (919) 839-6002