Centre for Road Safety

Successful projects - Round Six, 2020

The successful applicants for Round Six are:

OrganisationProject nameDescription
Auburn Youth CentreWhy Get A Fine When Your Life's On The LineWe see a project that empowers young people to get their driver licence and to educate young people on road safety as an important way of making community change.
Australian Foundation for DisabilityLet's be wise so we can save livesProviding accessible education for youth with disabilities on safe travels across multi-modal transport.
Bribbaree Showground Land ManagerRoad safety for stock trucksCreate a new entrance off the main road for trucks to ensure safety for all road users.
Byron Youth Service increVERSEreVERSE will use the power of music and youth culture to raise awareness of road safety, in particularly speeding among young people in the Northern Rivers of NSW.
Clontarf FoundationHelping teenage Aboriginal men in NSW to grow into safe and confident driversEducating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders on life skills and road safety.
Country Women’s Association Harden BranchMobility Scooter Safety ProgramA workshop targeting mobility scooter users within the Hilltop district.
Cultural Diversity Network Inc (CDNI)Road Safety for Rohingya PeopleThis project looks to provide education to disadvantaged families around car seats to ensure their babies and children are travelling safely.
Dandelion Support Network IncEnsuring babies and children from disadvantaged families are travelling safelyThis project looks to provide disadvantaged families with car seats to ensure their babies and children are travelling safely.
Creating ChancesCreating Chances and Driving Solutions Safe Driver ProgramProject uses sports engagement to develop the key life skills required to be a safe driver and contribute to a safe community culture.
Georgina Josephine FoundationKeeping Kids Safe Around Vehicles- 2SM Radio Awareness CampaignCampaign that raises awareness of the Low Speed Vehicle Run Over (LSVRO) and prevention measures through ongoing radio advertisements.
Georgina Josephine FoundationKeeping Kids Safe around Vehicles - SCA Radio Awareness ProgramCampaign that raises awareness of the Low Speed Vehicle Run Over (LSVRO) and prevention measures through ongoing radio advertisements.
Gymea Community Aid & Information ServiceLearner Driver Mentor Program (LDMP)Help disadvantaged young people especially those from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background to pass through the Graduated Licensing System.
Illawarra Multicultural Services IncDrive worksProgram supporting recently arrived refugees and migrants to obtain their driving license by supporting learners to overcome the cultural barriers they face.
Kidsafe New South Wales IncorporatedA Community Guide to Kidsafe Roads: Virtual Sessions for Vulnerable Road UsersTo develop, deliver and evaluate comprehensive child road safety online sessions and pre-recorded vignettes for Aboriginal, culturally and linguistically vulnerable communities in metro, regional and remote areas.
Kurri Kurri Community ServicesCessnock Youth Driver ProgramProvide local young people with an opportunity to gain valuable supervised log-book hours from trained, vetted volunteers and provide them with a solid foundation of road safety strategies to build their capacity for decision making and ensure they are safer drivers.
Milparinka Heritage and Tourism Association IncCorner Country Outback New South Wales "BE SAFE ON OUR ROADS" GuideProduce a road safely guide that provides region-specific information on how to travel safely within the remote community.
Milparinka Heritage and Tourism Association IncCorner Country Outback New South Wales "BE SAFE ON OUR ROADS" Guide and videoProduce a video that provides region-specific information on how to travel safely within the remote community.
Metro Assist LimitedNew Driver Road Safety Education for Migrant Youth and WomenEducating newly arrived migrants and refugees on road safety.
Mudyala Aboriginal CorporationLower Clarence Play N Yarn FamilySupport Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation through the current Play N Yarn family support, aim to hold two sessions, one in Maclean and one in Yamba, of Car Seat Safety Checks for families and provide information on the laws around the ages and sizes of children in car seats.
Multicultural Council of Wagga WaggaSteering to Safety - Road Safety Program for Diverse CommunitiesIncrease road safety awareness and understanding within local community groups from non-English speaking backgrounds by facilitating a range of engaging workshops.
Rotary Club of Pambula IncorporatedL2P safety focus for vulnerable rural youthRoad safety education/driver course for 12 disadvantaged young people.
Skillz4me IncPedestrian Road Safety for people with a disabilityRoad safety education day targeted towards at risk youths who have moderate to severe disabilities.
The Flagstaff GroupSmart and SafeThis project aims to create smart and safe resources specific for people with a disability including easy English fact sheets, short videos, podcasts and social media campaigns.
The Smith FamilyGirls at the Centre Road SafetyProgram to support disadvantaged young females to obtain Provisional P1 driver licence.
Wananchi Newcastle IncNew land, New Road RulesEducate members of the CALD communities on road rules, especially the youth and members who have recently settled in Newcastle LGA.
We Care ConnectBuckle Up BabyProgram to support disadvantaged families with providing/fitting child restraints.
YouthsafeOnline training for volunteer driving mentorsDevelop and pilot an online training program for volunteer driver mentors of learner driver mentor programs (LDMP) based on the key learning objectives of Youthsafe’s face-to-face training workshop.

The sixth round of our Community Road Safety Grants closed on 31 August, 2020.

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

What kind of projects receive grants?

The Community Road Safety Grants Program allows community groups and charity/not-for-profit organisations 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 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.

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.


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

Proposals need to demonstrate a road safety issue and propose an effective project concept to address the problem.

The following types of organisations are ineligible to apply:

  • Private businesses
  • 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 Transport for NSW
  • Projects that already receive funding from Transport for NSW.

Case studies

View some community projects that received funding in previous rounds:

You can also find details about other projects in our complete list of Round Five successful applicants (PDF, 48Kb).

We can help

Contact our Community Road Safety Grants team:

Email: communityroadsafetygrants@transport.nsw.gov.au

Phone: (02) 8265 7372