Centre for Road Safety

Successful projects - Round Seven, 2021

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.

The successful applicants for Round Seven are:

OrganisationProject name
Australian Red CrossSafer cars mean safer kids. The Australian Red Cross will be providing a series of road safety and vehicle safety workshops as part of the Red Cross Learner Driver Mentor Program for participants from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Bathurst Information and Neighbourhood Centre IncMob Motoring is a program that supports disadvantaged and vulnerable First Nation young people. The project will support participants in overcoming financial and learning barriers and work towards achieving Learners and Provisional Licences.
Bike NorthThe Afghani Youth Community Bicycle Skills and Safety program, implemented by Bike North provides practical bicycle skills and safety sessions with Afghani youth who have recently arrived in Australia.
Clontarf FoundationThe Clontarf Foundation helps teenage Aboriginal men across NSW grow into safe and confident drivers. This program will assist young men who are completing Year 12 and transitioning into employment or further training/study, including assistance, and mentoring towards the successful attainment of a driver’s licence.
Community Activities Lake Macquarie Inc.Kiddy Car seat Safety 10 will deliver a parenting program focused on child safety. It will inform parents about the importance of child restraints, help them choosing the right car seat, and how to have the car seat correctly fitted.
Healthy Cities IllawarraI Ride Wollongong, a grass roots Change Cycling Project will support attitudinal and behavioural change for people who ride bicycles in the local area.

Illawarra Multicultural Services IncThe Drive Works program will support recently arrived refugees and migrants in the Illawarra region to improve and increase their knowledge of the NSW road rules and regulations.
Metro Assist LimitedThe New Driver Road Safety Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities will create awareness and knowledge about road safety for newly arrived migrants in Inner West, Canterbury, and Bankstown Local Government Areas.
Motorcycle Council of NSWMotorcycle Council of NSW will develop, produce, and distribute videos focusing on motorcycle road safety including safer motorcycle riding on unsealed roads.
Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood ServicesPort Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services staff and community organisations will complete the Australian Safety and Engineering Training accredited course in the ‘Selection and Installation of Child Restraints’.
Ride DungogThe ‘Stay Wider of the Rider’, bicycle safety campaign, will design and deliver a bicycle safety media campaign across the Dungog Shire.
Singleton PCYC

The DRIVE Program is a driving mentor program connecting young people who have difficulty obtaining their required learner driver hours with trained community volunteers who supervise learner drivers.

StreetWork Australia Limited

StreetDrive: Learn to Drive Program for disadvantaged young people is a new program for at-risk youth to reduce barriers to obtaining a driver's licence.

Surfing NSW

#NoTxtNoWrecks campaign will feature a series of messages around texting while driving, targeting 16 – 35year old surfers. The promotion aims to create awareness and influence safer driver behaviour.

Survive The Ride Association of NSW

Survive The Ride Association will be running rider safety workshops, providing important road safety information for motorcycle riders in rural NSW.

The Flagstaff Group Limited

Safety Wheels is a road safety project-specific for people with disabilities who wish to be independent in driving, riding their bike and not relying on other people for transport.

We Care Connect

We Care Connect will be running the Safe Seats program, providing over 150 pre-loved car seats to vulnerable families. Under the program pre-loved car seats will undergo a rigorous safety check, part replacement (if required) and cleaning before being repurposed to a new family.

Wyong Men's Shed Incorporated

Wyong’s Men’s Shed will be running a program that will purchase and distribute bicycle helmets within the local area. The helmets will provide a safer experience for the rider and enable the rider to comply with the law.

Youth 2 Adult Inc.

The Two Way Street program, will educate young drivers through targeted road safety workshops and supportive driver supervision to support local youth in gaining their driver licence. This will help young drivers better understand road safety and will foster important relationships between young drivers and older members of the local Cowper community.

Youth Express Association Incorporated

The program ‘Drive Well, Drive Safe’ provides driver education and skill development (accessible by both learner drivers and community support people) to increase drivers licensing uptake and instil safer and legal driving behaviours in the Port Stephens community.

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 moving towards zero deaths and fatalities 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.

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.

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 Transport for NSW or local councils 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 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 or sponsorship from Transport for NSW.