The NSW Government is enabling community organisations around NSW to help push the state’s road toll towards zero with the latest round of the Community Road Safety Grants program opening today.
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies said organisations in NSW can apply for $5000 up to $30,000 grants to help fund their proposed local road safety initiatives.
“The aim of the program is to support not-for-profit groups, who know the road safety issues in their local communities, deliver targeted programs that can directly address road safety issues at a grassroots level,” Mrs Davies said.
“The impact of a death or a 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.”
“In previous rounds we’ve seen some great initiatives including the Clontarf Foundations’ driver education program targeting young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men as well as Metro Assist Limited which organises road safety sessions and subsidised driving lessons for newly arrived migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse communities,” Mrs Davies said.
Clontarf Foundation Deputy CEO Craig Brierty said thanks to the Community Road Safety Grants program, the Foundation has helped 120 students obtain their learner permits, and 50 students/alumni obtain their driver’s licence, while receiving road safety mentoring as part of the program.
Applications for round eight open today, with community groups invited to submit ideas for local road safety projects by 4pm Tuesday September 13.
More than 180 projects have been funded across the state as a part of the program, including 20 in the last round.
More information about the program and application submissions can be found at http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/aboutthecentre/communitygrants/