Communities to benefit thanks to $400,000 in road safety grants

Community organisations can now apply for their share of $400,000 to help bring the state’s road toll towards zero as part of the latest round of the Community Road Safety Grants program.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said applications opened today for grants of up to $5,000 for smaller projects, or up to $30,000 for more substantial projects.

“The aim of the program is to support not-for-profit groups to deliver targeted programs that can directly address road safety issues at a grassroots level,” Mr Saunders said.

“There are a range of community groups in the Dubbo electorate that know the local road safety issues, and I encourage them to submit their ideas to help improve road safety in our region.”

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said community groups are out on the ground and see first-hand the safety issues the locals face and encouraged them to submit their ideas to Transport for NSW.

“The impact of a death or serious injury on a local community is immeasurable, which is why we are investing a total of $400,000 into this program through the Community Road Safety Fund,” Mr Farraway said.

“In previous rounds we’ve seen some great initiatives, including the Clontarf Foundations’ driver education program, targeting young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.”

Applications for Round Eight of the Community Road Safety Grants program are now open, with community groups invited to submit ideas for local road safety projects by 4pm Tuesday 13 September 2022.

More than 180 projects have been funded across the state as part of the program, including 20 in the last round.

More information about the program can be found at:

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