Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Victorian road safety funding round opens

Victorian councils, schools and not-for-profit organisations can now apply for Victorian Government funding to improve road safety and reduce the number of lives lost on local roads. 

Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Melissa Horne, today invited community organisations to apply for this year’s $1.5 million Community Road Safety Grants Program.

“Road safety is all about people and our communities. That’s why localised community action is so important in eliminating death and serious injury on our roads,” said Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Melissa Horne. 

“These targeted, community-driven projects will help deliver a positive road safety message and we encourage the Victorian community to get involved in the Community Road Safety Grants Program to help reduce road trauma.”

The grants include education sessions which fall under the following road safety categories:

  • safer cyclists
  • safer pedestrians
  • safer drivers and passengers
  • safer motorcyclists
  • safer vehicles
  • local road safety innovation.

Last year, 94 organisations received funding to deliver more than 251 programs and projects across the state, ranging from Bike Education and Safe Routes to School for children, alcohol and other drugs, fatigue and distraction education, and programs that educate new Victorians on road safety.

This year’s grants program once again supports the Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030, which aims to halve road deaths and reduce serious injuries by 2030.

Applications close on 6 March. For more information on the Community Road Safety Grants Program visit: vicroads.vic.gov.au.

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