Centre for Road Safety

Round Four applications have now closed

Thank you to those who applied in the fourth round of our Community Road Safety Grants program. The applications closed on 10 June 2018 and will be assessed by a panel of representatives from Transport for NSW, Roads and Maritime and the NSW education sectors.

Successful applicants will be contacted in writing and offered funding based on their proposal. Unsuccessful applicants will also be advised of the outcome of the assessment and given feedback on their proposal.

Some of the successful projects in Round Three of the grants included:

  • Road safety workshops targeting culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Road safety seminar series and newly arrived migrants
  • Driver mentoring assistance for disadvantaged youth
  • Awareness campaign targeting driveway safety.

You can find details about other projects in our complete list of Round Three successful applicants (PDF, 100Kb).

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 Plan 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 $1.6 million 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 Plan 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)
  • Individuals.

Funding is not available for:

  • Salary costs of staff to manage the project implementation
  • Infrastructure already managed by councils or Roads and Maritime
  • Projects that already receive funding from TfNSW.

How to apply

All proposals must be submitted using our application forms (below), 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