Centre for Road Safety

Successful projects – Round two 2016-17

The second round of Community Road Safety Grants 2016-17 closed on 31 July 2016. All applications were assessed by a panel of representatives from Transport for NSW, Roads and Maritime and the NSW Department of Education.

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

In the second round, there were 24 successful applications, with a range of road safety projects including:

  • Older driver safety seminars
  • Bicycle and helmet safety
  • Road rules awareness for culturally and linguistically diverse groups
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Motorcycle safety
  • Road safety workshops for people with an intellectual disability
  • Child car seats – correct installation and fitting
  • Workshops for parents of new drivers.

A third round of community road safety grants will open to applicants in the second quarter of 2017, with full details to be published on this page.

Local road safety projects

The NSW Road Safety Strategy 2012-21 sets a target to reduce annual road deaths and serious injuries by at least 30 per cent by 2021.

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

Funding

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 systems

Community projects should align with the internationally recognised safe systems 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

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

Eligibility

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

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