Centre for Road Safety

Successful projects - Round Four, 2018

The fourth round of our Community Road Safety Grants closed on 10 June 2018. All applications were assessed by a panel of representatives from Transport for NSW, Roads and Maritime Services, the NSW Police Force, Department of Education and Local Government NSW.

The successful applicants for Round Four were:

OrganisationProject name / description
Alison Homestead Men's ShedProvide bicycle helmets with each recycled bicycle donated, targeting low income recipients in Wyong
Australasian College of Road Safety, NSW ChapterRoad safety seminar series
Barkindji Maraura Elders Environment teamLocal students to produce films targeting road safety issues in the Wentworth Local Government Area of south-western NSW
Blue Datto Foundation Ltd‘Keeping Safe’ community program targeting high risk vulnerable youth road users – Central Coast
Blue Datto Foundation Ltd‘Keeping Safe’ community program targeting high risk vulnerable youth road users – Hawkesbury
Blue Datto Foundation Ltd‘Keeping Safe’ community program targeting high risk vulnerable youth road users – Hills District
Blue Datto Foundation Ltd‘Keeping Safe’ community program targeting high risk vulnerable youth road users – Penrith
Blue Datto Foundation Ltd‘Keeping Safe’ community program targeting high risk vulnerable youth road users – Western Sydney
Blue Datto Foundation LtdCommunity road user program – targeting parents of learner drivers – Western Sydney
Clontarf FoundationSafe driving awareness and learner driver sessions targeting young Aboriginal men across NSW, to help them attend school, complete Year 12 and successfully transition into employment or further study
Dulwich Hill Bicycle ClubRaise awareness in the Dulwich Hill, St George and Sutherland Shire communities about the Minimum Passing Distance rule
Fighting Chance AustraliaProduce translated material to support and train staff and community members to raise road safety awareness in culturally and linguistically diverse communities and people with disabilities in Parramatta area
Georgina Josephine FoundationVisual promotions on State Transit buses to help reduce low speed vehicle run-over crashes
Georgina Josephine FoundationKeeping Kids Safe Around Cars – radio awareness campaign

Gulgong Liquor Accord

Support additional night for existing Night Rider service to help Gulgong community with lack of public transport and to help prevent drink driving
Gymea Community Aid and Information ServiceLearner driver courses for newly arrived refugees/migrants
Hunter Academy of SportYouth sports leadership program in the Hunter region to be expanded to include road safety content
Jubilee Community Services IncCommunity safe driving, crash response and first aid training for seniors and youth in Mortdale
Little Blue Dinosaur FoundationExpansion of the Holiday time & playground campaign – ‘Slow down’ and ‘Hold my hand’
Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative Ltd‘You Turn’ driver licensing and mentoring program targeting culturally and linguistically diverse communities in the Campbelltown area, including migrants/refugees
Metro Assist LtdDriving lessons targeting newly arrived migrants/refugees in Campsie
Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga ‘On the Right Track’ road safety program targeting culturally diverse refugee community groups in Wagga Wagga
Newell Highway Promotions CommitteePublication of road safety information in the Newell touring guide to educate and promote road safety to Newell Highway users
Northmead Public School P & C AssociationMulti-language flyers regarding safe road practices in the streets surrounding one of the Northmead community’s main intersections
Participate Australia LimitedRoad safety training for young people with intellectual disabilities in Croydon
Rotary Daybreak / Michelle SligarStrategies & resources to promote behavioural change for male drivers and passengers who participate in recreational shooting in regional NSW (including Orange and Dubbo areas), with a focus on facilitating community engagement on driver fatigue
Surfing NSW‘No text while you drive’ campaign targeting 16 - 35 yrs surfers via surfing events, social media, board riding clubs
Survive the Ride AssociationEducating motorcycle riders on making better decisions to improve knowledge on distance, posture and managing risks
Taree Indigenous Development and Employment (TIDE Ltd)Disadvantaged Driver Licensing Support Program, targeting Aboriginal people
Trangie Central School P & C CommitteeDisadvantaged Trangie residents driving lessons, targeting aged 16-18 year olds
Ulysses Club Inc – Orange Branch"Spot Joe" the motorcycle rider competition – to promote looking out for motorcycle riders and eliminating the "sorry mate I didn't see you" factor
Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia IncRoad safety and road rules awareness program targeting young people and families, including recently arrived migrants in Western Sydney
Wanachi Newcastle IncDriver safety program targeting youth and new arrivals in Newcastle (Kenyan / African communities)
YouthsafeCapacity building program targeting mentors of Aboriginal learner drivers working in Learner Driver Mentor Programs

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

When the next round of Community Road Safety Grants opens, 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 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.

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