Saving Lives Together

Project grants

 
 

Project grants provide funds to organisations and groups to develop and implement projects based on the Towards Zero 2008-2020 State Government’s road safety strategy.

Project grant applications must be received at least 3 months prior to the commencement of the project and are assessed quarterly.
Applications close 5pm on the last Friday of March, June, September and December, however the current project round is closing early on 27 November due to Christmas.

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.

How to apply

Criteria
  • 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.
Application form
  • Identify road safety issues in your area. Speak to your local Regional Road Safety adviser to discuss these issues. Use data to identify the causes of crashes in your area.
  • View the project grant application guidelines.
  • Find out what has been done in other areas to address these issues and view previously funded applications.
  • Find out more about the road safety issue/s of concern.
  • Develop a project to address these road safety concerns.
  • Obtain the support of relevant organisations for your project.
  • Consult with the Road Safety Commission community grants officer to discuss the proposed road safety project.
  • View declaration and acceptance - grant terms and conditions.

Project grant application form

Invoicing & 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

All funded project grants must have an evaluation report and acquittal form completed within 3 months of the project being finished.

If the project is for longer than 6 months it is a condition that the group complete an interim evaluation report every 6 months for the duration of the project, as well as submit a final evaluation report within 3 months of the completion of the project.

Evaluations are an important part of the Road Safety Community Grants program in that they allow applicants to determine the impact of their project on the intended target audience and the overall success of the project in improving road safety.

Project evaluation reports are important in assisting the grants committee to:

  • Evaluate the Community Road Safety grants program as a whole.
  • Measure objectives and results based on the initial funding submission.
  • Assist other groups and organisations to deliver effective road safety projects.

If a project evaluation does not effectively demonstrate the impact of the project on the community, this is taken into consideration and may impact on the allocation of grant funds to similar projects in future.

Contact the Road Safety grants officer for the evaluation and acquittal forms.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

The Road Safety Commission is a portfolio within WA Police Force. It reports to the Minister for Road Safety, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA.