Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all projects or events proposed in new Road Safety Community Grants applications must have a start date after 30 September 2020. Applications that do not meet the criteria will be not considered. Should the current COVID-19 situation be resolved before that date, applications and timelines will be reviewed. Event Grant funds will be disbursed only once restrictions on public gatherings due to the COVID-19 risk have been lifted. The Road Safety Commission thanks you for your understanding.
To further encourage community groups to participate in road safety, the Road Safety Community Grant Program provides upto $5,000 in event grants. Successful applicants will be supplied with a road safety message with relevant information and suggestions for supporting policies.
Applications must be received at least three months prior to the event and are assessed monthly.
Applications close on the last Friday of every month at 5.00pm.
All event grant applications are assessed by the Road Safety Community Grants Committee. The grant amount will be based on:
- Number of attendees
- Promotion and delivery of the road safety message
- Supporting policies.
- The potential to increase knowledge and change attitudes and behaviours to improve road safety
- A focus on road safety promotion and the prevention of trauma using a population or community based approach with the aim of preventing road crashes causing serious injury and death across the state
- Relate to current road safety research
- Demonstrate clear relevance to the identified target group
- Demonstrate widespread community support and participation
- Demonstrate sustainability of the project after initial grant funding
- The project translates as good value for money
- The application addresses a gap in current road safety promotional activity
- Provide a contribution in cash or kind towards the event
- Road Safety Commission to approve each use of government logos and campaign artwork in all media releases, promotion, advertising and merchandise
- Expected target demographic and number of participants to attend
- Successful applicants must agree to display signage and return the signs at the conclusion of the event, unless otherwise negotiated
- Include other planned road safety key activities such as advertising, broadcasts, promotion, online and public relations (this will also determine the funding amount)
- Limit of one application, per event, per year
- If the event is for fundraising, a brief budget outline describing how the grant funds will be used to support the event must be attached to the application.
- Applying organisations must have an ABN number
- Organisations that abide by relevant State and Federal legislation, as applicable; for example, in respect to Working with Children Screening, Criminal Record Checking and Liquor Control.
Invoicing and funding
If your grant application is successful you are required to:
- Submit an invoice within one month of the notification of a successful grant application
- Applicants will be required to sign a Declaration and Acceptance - Grant Terms and Conditions form within one month of the notification of a successful grant application
- All grant applications are exclusive of GST.
Evaluation and acquittal
Successful applicants will be required to submit a report within one month of the event, including:
- Number of attendees
- Associated media
- Photo of signage in place
- Policies implemented
- Financial acquittal.