Centre for Road Safety

Successful projects - Round Five, 2019

The fifth round of our Community Road Safety Grants closed on 22 September, 2019.

The successful applicants for Round Five were:

OrganisationProject name / description
Advance Diversity ServicesLearn to Drive Program
Alison Homestead Museum ShedBike helmet safety
Anglicare North CoastDrive to Freedom
Blue Datto FoundationKeeping Safe Together
CareSouthYouth Driver Mentoring Program
Clontarf FoundationHelping teenage Aboriginal men in NSW to grow into safe and confident drivers
Community Life Batemans Bay Inc (CLBB)Safer Drivers Safer Community
Community Northern BeachesNorthern Beaches Settlement Road Safety Program
Creating ChancesCreating Chances and Driving Solutions Safe Driver Program
Georgina Josephine FoundationKeeping Kids Safe Around Vehicles- 2SM Radio Awareness Campaign
Georgina Josephine FoundationLOTE Driveway Safety Information
Gulgong Liquor AccordNightrider Bus Service -  Sunday afternoon
Hunter Academy of SportRegional NSW Community Sport Road Safety Education
Illawarra Multicultural Services IncDrive works

Jarake Wildlife Sanctuary Ltd

Old Bega Road Wildlife Safety Solution
Jubilee Community Services IncSafer St George Citizens
Little Blue Dinosaur FoundationLBDF "Holiday Time" and "Hold My Hand" Road Safety Campaign
Lower Lachlan Community Services Inc.Youth On Track
Metro Assist LtdNew Driver Road Safety Education
Mullumbimby High School P&C AssociationParent Forum: The Adolescent Brain and Risk Taking
National Seniors Australia LtdOlder Australians Driver Safety Program
NovocycleBack on Your Bike - Enhancing the Road Safety and Wellbeing of Motorcycle
REDinc. (Realising Every Dream Incorporated)Low Risk Driving & Responsible Driving Course for vulnerable youth
Rotary Club of Woolgoolga Inc.Driver Awareness for youth in Woolgoolga and Northern Beaches
SARAH Group/ Michelle SligarDriver fatigue awareness day and “Be a Champ Stop for a Camp” campaign
Surfing NSW"NoTxtNoWrecks"
Survive The Ride Association of NSW IncSurvive The Ride Motorcycle Safety Workshops
Taree Indigenous Development and Employment (TIDE)Our MOBS Safer Driving, safer communities, safer futures
Youth Off The Streets LimitedDriver Mentoring Assistance for disadvantaged and at-risk Youths
Yuru Aboriginal CorporationCultural Youth Prevention

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

Local road safety projects

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 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. They will be assessed using standard assessment criteria, outlined in the Guidelines for applicants (PDF, 117Kb).

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 Roads and Maritime
  • Projects that already receive funding from TfNSW.

How to apply

All proposals must be submitted using our online application forms. The forms identify where any supporting documentation needs to be included.

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.

Online application forms

Information for applicants

Case studies

View some community projects that received funding in previous rounds:

Any questions?

Contact our Community Road Safety Grants team:

Email: communityroadsafetygrants@transport.nsw.gov.au

Phone: (02) 8265 7372