Centre for Road Safety

Successful projects – Round three 2017

The third round of Community Road Safety Grants closed on 23 July 2017. All applications were assessed by a panel of representatives from Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services.

Successful projects are being announced in two groups: the first in August and the second in September 2017. The first group of successful projects included:

  • Road safety programs for people with disabilities
  • Safety workshops for motorcycle riders
  • Driver education and mentoring for refugee youth
  • Keeping our kids safe on the roads - focus on community and linguistically diverse groups
  • Increased capacity for Learner Driver Mentor Programs.

Successful applicants have been contacted in writing and offered funding based on their proposals. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised and given feedback where required.

When the next round of Community Road Safety Grants open, full details will be published on this page. To register for future updates, email Community Road Safety Grants

Local road safety projects

The Community Road Safety Grants Program allows community groups across NSW the opportunity to deliver local safety projects. Locally run projects will help increase road safety awareness and support safer road use. Community grants will create opportunities that:

  • Allow community organisations to develop road safety projects in their local areas in partnership with other local groups
  • Encourage safer road user behaviour and reduce road trauma
  • Contribute to achieving targets in the NSW Road Safety Strategy 2012-2021 for reducing deaths and serious injuries on our roads.


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.

Transport for NSW will award up to $1.6million in grants over four years.

Safe system

Community projects should align with the internationally recognised safe system approach. This approach takes a holistic view of the road transport system and the interactions among the main components within the system. These include the road users, roads, roadsides, vehicles and travel speeds, which all have a role within the system to help keep people safe.


Applications made as part of the program must be evidence-based, using research or best-practice principles. They must address local issues, targeting specific groups or problems, and align with the NSW Road Safety Strategy 2012-2021


Transport for NSW will fund NSW community based organisations. Applications for grants that may impact upon road infrastructure will be subject to approval by Roads and Maritime Services or local council before being granted.

Proposals need to demonstrate a road safety issue and propose an effective project concept to address the problem. Proposals will be assessed using standard assessment criteria, outlined in the Guidelines for applicants (PDF, 117Kb).

The following types of organisations are ineligible to apply:

  • Research organisations
  • NSW Government departments
  • Local councils (TfNSW already funds the Local Government Road Safety Program)
  • Road safety education programs targeting students or teachers in government and non-government schools (TfNSW already funds the education sectors with the Road Safety Education Program)
  • Schools (TfNSW funds the education sectors for road safety education programs)
  • Projects that already receive funding from TfNSW
  • Individuals.

Funding is not available for:

  • Salary costs of staff to manage the project implementation
  • Infrastructure already managed by councils or Roads and Maritime.

How to apply

Application forms will be available here when applications are open. All proposals must be submitted using our application forms, with no sections left blank. The forms identify where any supporting documentation needs to be included.

Those applying for larger grants should discuss their proposal before submission to ensure the project aligns with NSW Government road safety principles.

Forms and information

We can help

For help with your application, contact our Community Road Safety Grants team:

Email: communityroadsafetygrants@transport.nsw.gov.au

Phone: (02) 8265 7372