Department of State GrowthTransport

Community Road Safety grants

Applications close 15 April 2020.

Applications for the Community Road Safety Grants are now open.

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

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 Message Boards

RSAC will be limiting the provision of Digital Message Boards to no more than a quarter of all grant funding. Therefore local governments seeking funding for these devices should consider proposing an option for partial payment in their application.

A separate application form must be completed and be accompanied by a deployment schedule detailing the proposed road safety use of no less than 90 sessions/days per year.

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
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.
Address a road safety issue based on evidence Why a road safety issue affecting the community needs addressing and evidence showing the project would assist.
Target group identified How the project will meet the needs of the target group and benefit their road safety.
Support from stakeholders and the community Who will contribute to the project and who in the community has an interest in seeing the project succeed.
Budget aligns with the project Are the project costs reasonable and justified.


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.

How to apply

Applicants must complete an application form and submit via email or mail.

GPO Box 536, Hobart TAS 7001

Applications close 15 April 2020.

  • 2020 Community Road Safety Grant Guidelines (PDF) (Word)
  • Application Form - CRSG 2020 (PDF) (Word)
  • Application Form CRSG 2020 -VMS (PDF) (Word)

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

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


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



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



$337 491

$198 791