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Grants to improve road safety

Published 9th May, 2018 in Transport

Community organisations are invited to apply for grants to deliver local road safety projects such as young driver education programs, radio campaigns and workshops for seniors. 

Aerial photograph of suburban Chatswood on Sydneys North Shore showing house roofs back yards pools and parked cars on the streets

To encourage communities to promote road safety in their local area, the NSW Government has allocated $400,000 in grants through the latest round of the Community Road Safety Grants Program. 

Grants of up to $5000 are available for road safety projects that involve community engagement. These projects should improve road safety awareness in local communities.

Larger grants of up to $30,000 are also available. Detailed project plans will need to be provided for these grants, showing expenditure, project stages and time frames.

The NSW Government is investing $1.6 million in grants over four years through the Community Road Safety Fund.

Some of the 76 road safety initiatives already funded by the NSW Government since 2015 include:

  • road safety workshops targeting culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • road safety seminar series for newly arrived migrants
  • driver mentoring assistance for disadvantaged youth
  • awareness campaign targeting driveway safety.

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said that the key to identifying and addressing local road safety issues is working with communities themselves.

“We know the value of local knowledge, so I encourage all community groups to put forward ideas to help bring their local road toll towards zero,” Ms Pavey said. 

“Last year, 392 people lost their lives on our roads. These are not just numbers, they are real people lost to their families forever.”

Applications close Sunday 10 June 2018.

Learn more about the Community Road Safety Grants Program

Published 9th May, 2018 in Transport
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