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.
Project Grants were developed to provide funds to organisations and groups to develop and implement projects based on the Towards Zero 2008-2020, the State Government’s road safety strategy.
Project grant applications must be received at least three months prior to the commencement of the project and are assessed quarterly.
Applications close on the last Friday of March, June, September and December at 5.00pm.
A maximum amount of $25,000 can be applied for. The amount funded is based on the Road Safety Community Grants Committee's assessment of the application.
- 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 project
- Demonstrate a regional focus for maximum impact
- Road Safety Commission to approve each use of government logos and campaign artwork in all media releases, promotion, advertising and merchandise
- Use an approach that has previously been successful in achieving road safety objectives
- Include other planned road safety key activities such as advertising, broadcasts, promotion, online and public relations (this will also determine the funding amount)
- 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.
A project evaluation report and a project acquittal form are to be submitted within three months of the project’s completion.
If the project is for longer than six months it is a condition that the group complete an interim evaluation report every six months for the duration of the project, as well as submit a final evaluation report within three months of the completion of the project.