Department of State GrowthTransport

Community Road Safety

Community Road Safety Grants

Funding has closed for 2019 and will open again in February 2020.

The Road Safety Advisory Council (RSAC) offers funding to community groups for community initiatives that work to address road safety issues. This funding is provided through the Community Road Safety Grants (CRSG) Program and aims to support the vision of the Towards Zero Strategy. This is done by:

  • Providing opportunities for communities to develop and implement small scale projects that align with the Towards Zero Strategy
  • Raising awareness of road safety using a Safe System approach
  • Encouraging links and networks within the community and local government to work together to promote road safety
  • Local government
  • Not-for-profits
  • Incorporated associations
  • Schools
  • Other service areas within the Department of Education (DoE)
  • Tasmanian research institutions

Who can apply for funding?

  • Local government
  • Not-for-profits
  • Incorporated associations
  • Schools
  • Other service areas within the Department of Education (DoE)
  • Tasmanian research institutions

What projects will be considered for funding?

Projects need to address a road safety issue or be of road safety benefit. Applicants are encouraged to develop projects that demonstrate a community focus by addressing a local issue, include other stakeholders, are evidence-based and have community support.

Examples of projects include (but are not limited to):

  • Awareness campaigns
  • Displays (including print and digital media) on a road safety topic
  • Education campaigns
  • Programs targeting a range of road user types and behaviour;
  • Road safety related research
  • Forums and workshops with a road safety focus
  • Digital speed displays (DSS) or variable message signs (VMS)*

*Applications for a DSS or VMS must include a deployment schedule of more than 90 sessions per year and applicants must commit to resource sharing arrangements with State Growth

What projects will not be funded?

  • Projects that duplicate existing or proposed projects by Road Safety in State Growth
  • Learner Driver Mentor Programs (LDMPs)
  • Driver training, including defensive driving programs
  • One-day expos held in isolation
  • Infrastructure projects

Assessment criteria

The CRSG Program is competitive and applications will be assessed against the following criteria. It is important applicants address each of these selection criteria in their application.

  • Address a road safety issue based on   evidence
  • Target group identified
  • Support from stakeholders and the community
  • Budget aligns with the project
  • CriteriaDescription
    1. Aligned with the Towards Zero Strategy and Safe System approach

    How the project will work towards road safety improvements to support the Towards Zero Strategy.

    2. Address a road safety issue based on evidenceWhy a road safety issue affecting the community needs addressing and evidence showing the project would assist.
    3. Target group identifiedHow the project will meet the needs of the target group and benefit their road safety.
    4. Support from stakeholders and the communityWho will contribute to the project and who in the community has an interest in seeing the project succeed.
    5. Budget aligns with the projectAre the project costs reasonable and justified.

    Funding

    Grants funding is available from $500 to $35,000, however, larger projects will be considered at the discretion of the Funding Assessment Panel (the Panel).

    The Panel will have discretion to award funding for an amount over $35,000 if a project will be in partnership with more than one road safety stakeholder, it has a regional or state-wide focus and a significant contribution towards a positive road safety outcome can be demonstrated.

    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.

    The Panel has the discretion to part or fully fund a project. The decision of the Panel is final.

    Further information

    For further information about the CRSG Program contact:

    Alysse Gavlik
    Senior Consultant, Community Development and Engagement
    Department of State Growth
    (03) 6166 3245

    Or email roadsafetygrants@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

    Tegan Pearce
    Project Officer, Community Development and Engagement
    Department of State Growth
    (03) 6165 5030

    2019-20 CRSG successful funding applicants

    Applicant Name

    Project Title

    Total Project Costs

    Funds provided by CRSG

    Hub4Health

    Street Safe

    $2 050

    $1 150

    Scouts Association of Australia, Tasmania Branch

    Scout Cycling Project

    $5 120

    $5 120

    Kidsafe Tasmania Incorporated

    Keeping our children safe- Correct Child restraint usage and education

    $32 900

    $27 900

    Coastal FM Inc

    Road Safety Radio Campaign

    $6 300

    $6 300

    Devonport City Council

    Purchase of variable message sign (VMS)

    $37 700

    $22 000

    Circular Head Council

    Purchase of Variable Message Board Trailer

    $27 768

    $23 328

    West Moonah Community House

    Provisional Driver Awareness and Road Rules Training

    $40 500

    $35 000

    Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School

    Driving for Jobs program development

    $121 547

    $31 562

    Lady Gowrie Acton Education & Care Service

    Road Safety for Safe Kids

    $500

    $500

    Waratah Wynyard Council

    Purchase of Variable Message Board

    $32 768

    $23 328

    Glenorchy City Council

    Full Gear Motorbike Safety Project

    $23 348

    $20 603

    Howrah Primary School

    Safe to School

    $6 990

    $2 000

     

    Total

    $337 491

    $198 791