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Our vision

Currently around 300 people are seriously injured and killed on Tasmanian roads each year. Our long-term goal for road safety in Tasmania is to have a ‘Safe System’ of zero serious injuries and deaths on our roads.

The Towards Zero – Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy 2017–2026 (Towards Zero Strategy) works towards this goal by setting a target for the annual number of serious injuries and deaths on Tasmanian roads to fewer than 200 by 2026.

The 2022-23 CRSG funding round will be open from Friday 23 September 2022 to Monday 24 October 2022.

The CRSG Program Guidelines are available in both PDF and Word accessible formats.

1Who can apply

To be eligible for the grant applicants must:

  • be able to demonstrate they are financially viable and have public liability insurance on request
  • have acquitted any previous grants received through the CRSG program
  • be registered for tax purposes in Australia with an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and valid bank account.

Eligible applicants include:

  • local government
  • not-for-profits
  • incorporated associations
  • schools
  • other service areas within the Department of Education (DoE)
  • Tasmanian research institutions.

2CRSG funding and how to apply

CRSG funding is available in two categories: small grants and medium/large grants. Other more substantial grants may be considered by special application and must include a cash contribution from either the applicant’s own funds or from another funder of at least 20% of the amount being requested from the CRSG program.

Detailed project plans are required to demonstrate the community need, road safety benefit and proposed project expenditure.

Funding can cover the cost to develop and implement a project, including staff costs, but does not include general administration costs such as for internet, telephone, office space and travel.

Applications for this grant will be competitively assessed. Because the program has limited funding, not all eligible applicants will be successful.

The Funding Assessment Panel has the discretion to fund a project partially or in full.

Please see the CRSG Program Guidelines for the application assessment criteria.

Category One – Small Grants

Grants up to $5 000 (plus GST) are available for local community road safety projects. Projects in this category aim to increase road safety awareness in specific community groups or locations.

Category Two – Medium/Large Grants 

A limited number of $35 000 (plus GST) road safety grants are also available. This category applies to more significant projects that involve a broader reach within the community.

3What projects will be considered for funding?

Projects must address at least one of the Fatal Five road safety behaviours or road safety user groups in the categories below and demonstrate a community focus by addressing a local issue which is evidence-based and has community support. Proposed projects also need to meet the project assessment criteria outlined in the CRSG Program Guidelines.

Fatal Five road safety behaviours

  • Speeding
  • Distraction
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Fatigue
  • Failure to wear seatbelts

Road user groups

  • Young drivers
  • Children, especially 0–5 years and 12–15 years
  • Pedestrians
  • Bicycle riders
  • Motorcyclists
  • Older road users

Digital Message Boards

The RSAC does not fund the purchase of Digital Message Boards (DMB). However, funding will be available for hire and transportation of DMBs that are incorporated into a larger scale project.

Contact information

Road Safety Branch, Department of State Growth

Ph: 1800 030 688

Email: roadsafetygrants@stategrowth.tas.gov.au