Community grants available now

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Applications are now open for the WA Government’s Road Safety Community Grant Program. Eligible organisations and community groups all over WA are encouraged to apply by Friday 15 July.
Road safety community grants now available

Applications are now open for the WA Government’s Road Safety Community Grant Program.

Eligible organisations and community groups all over WA are encouraged to apply for up to $5,000 in funding to promote road safety through local events. Grants of up to $25,000 are also available for road safety projects that run for up to 12 months and will have a sustained positive impact on road safety outcomes.

Road Safety Commissioner Adrian Warner said the grants are a great opportunity for organisations to offer local, engaging events and activities that build awareness and understanding of road safety relevant to their local community.

“What I like about the Road Safety Community Grant Program is it allows the community to tell us where and how they need support to improve road safety, rather than the other way around,” Mr Warner said.

“Events with a road safety focus provide a really important opportunity for people to start a conversation about road safety that can be carried on into their everyday lives.”

The current grant round follows on from the success of a dedicated National Road Safety Week grant round earlier this year. Through the round, the Road Safety Commission and RAC partnered to fund 11 community events across WA.

The City of Stirling hosted a Ride Right Masterclass to equip motorcyclists with practical road safety skills to identify hazards and avoid crashes while the Shire of Kellerberin brought the local community together for 'Fluro Friday' to highlight the importance of being seen while walking and riding.

The York Community Resource Centre celebrated the town's new skate park while focusing on how to stay safe when riding a bike, skateboard or scooter.

These are just a few ideas of the types of road safety events and initiatives that can be brought to life with the help of the Road Safety Community Grant Program, which is funded through the Road Trauma Trust Account.

Applications close Friday July 15 so visit our Community Connect page or contact our friendly Grants team at grants@rsc.wa.gov.au to get started today.   

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Page reviewed 5 July 2022