Road Safety Commission – Community Grants Program: Project GrantsOverview
This program seeks to support the development and implementation of sustainable projects and one-off community activities related to road safety.
The amount funded is based on the committee’s assessment of the application and is judged on individual merit.
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 5pm.
Eligible applicants include:
- Local Government
- Health organisations
- Service clubs
- Youth development groups
- RoadWise Committees
- Organisations or groups that encourage active community participation in the planning and implementation of road safety programs
- Government agencies
Organisations must have an ABN number.
Eligible road safety supporting policies include, but are not limited to:
- Drink driving
a) Implementation of a responsible service of alcohol policy
b) Serve only low strength alcohol
c) Free water available
d) Food available
e) Implementation of the Skipper program
f) Promotion of alternative forms of transport
g) Provision for participants to stay overnight (i.e. camping areas)
a) Event finishes at a reasonable time (i.e. before midnight)
b) Provision for participants to stay overnight (i.e. camping areas)
- Safer vehicles
a) Implementation of a workplace road safety policy.
b) Promote the selection of ANCAP ratings and five-star crash safety ratings of vehicles
The main assessment criteria include:
- The potential to increase knowledge and change attitudes and behaviors 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.
The following are ineligible for funding:
- Events or projects which do not offer opportunities for road safety promotion and which do not reach relevant target groups.
- Any activity which does not occur in Western Australia or is not of direct benefit to Western Australians.
- Organisations that have not fulfilled previous grant requirements including evaluation and acquittal reports in the required timeframes.
- Wages/salaries including professional workforce development projects (e.g. funding to attend training and conferences, this excludes speaker fees of relevant road safety experts).
- Capital works projects and major equipment items (e.g. buildings, cars, sunshades, computers) including maintenance expenditure unless these are an integral part of a developmental or promotional program.
- Agencies or organisations that have statutory responsibility for the project initiatives.
- Funding requests where the main focus is on fundraising.
- Applications which request funds for retrospective payments and for deficits.
Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of restrictions.