Victorian schools, councils, and not-for-profit organisations can now apply for a funding boost for grassroots road safety initiatives to drive down road trauma.
The Andrews Labor Government’s $1.5 million Community Road Safety Grants Program delivers targeted education programs designed to provide local solutions to local road safety concerns.
Applications are open for the 2022/23 grants for programs which target the needs of communities and provides local road safety interventions to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.
The program includes education sessions on road safety for cyclists, drivers and passengers, motorcyclists, pedestrians and promoting safer vehicles as well as funding roadside signage initiatives and improvements.
Last year 72 organisations – including community groups, schools, local councils and not-for-profit groups – received funding to deliver more than 200 programs and projects across the state. These ranged from programs such as Safer Drivers and Passengers, Bike Education for children, Safe Routes to School and road safety for new arrivals.
The grants program supports the Labor Government’s Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030, which aims to halve road deaths and reduce serious injuries by 2030 and put us on the path to eliminating road deaths by 2050.
Applications close on Wednesday, 9 March 2022.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety Ben Carroll said, “We’re empowering local communities to help tackle road safety challenges in their area and educating some of our
“Supporting grassroots road safety initiatives is vital as we work to address the issues driving road trauma – including fatigue and high-risk driver behaviour such as speeding and drink driving.”
Head of Road Safety Victoria Carl Muller said, “These grants will help deliver hundreds of programs and invaluable road safety messages in our smaller regional communities, Melbourne and right across the state.”
“We encourage local communities to apply and equip themselves with the knowledge and skills to be safe on our roads – to help all Victorians get to where they’re going safely.”
For more information on the Community Road Safety Grants Program visit www.vicroads.vic.gov.au