New National Road Safety Grants now open

Applications are now open under the first two focus areas of the Australian Government’s new National Road Safety Action Grants Program.

Grants of between $20,000 and $1.5 million are available for Community Education and Awareness and the Vulnerable Road Users focus areas.

The Community Education and Awareness stream will fund campaigns, programs or other education and awareness initiatives to support young or disadvantaged drivers to get their licence and have a safer start on our roads, reduce risky behaviours such as drink driving, improve workplace road safety, increase compliance with road rules, and ensure safer interactions between heavy and other vehicles.

The Vulnerable Road Users stream will support projects that improve road safety for pedestrians, people with a disability, young children, older Australians, motorcyclists, and cyclists. This can include developing technology and research that support these vulnerable road users to safely access our roads, as well as initiatives to encourage other road users to better share the roads with them. 

The program is open to a range of organisations including not-for-profit and research, as well as local, state and territory governments. Grant funding is available for projects up to 2025-26.

Applications for these first two focus areas close at 11.59pm on Friday 25 August 2023.

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