Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund

Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund?

The Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund is designed to contribute to the reduction of road trauma in Australia by increasing awareness, education and collaboration in the Australian community.

To help address the rising rate of deaths and serious injuries on our roads, the Federal Government has allocated funding for a range of road safety infrastructure and non-infrastructure initiatives in the 2019-20 Budget.



The Government is committed to the new Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund to support the community enabler efforts required to drive down road-related injuries and fatalities, and that support the Safe System approach.

Enablers are non-government organisations who lead their own initiatives and support government led actions. They provide a key role in stimulating and supporting road safety action, communicating priorities across key stakeholder groups, consumer groups and the community, and undertaking independent and targeted road safety initiatives.

The Fund supports road safety enablers to deliver Safe System initiatives that focus on:

  • road safety awareness
  • road safety education, and
  • road safety collaborative activities at a local, national and international level.



The objective of the Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund is to seek grant proposals for funding for road safety awareness, education and collaborative initiatives.

The intended outcomes of the grant funding include, but are not limited to:

  • increased awareness, understanding, skills, among target populations
  • enablers are in a position to continue/scale-up of their road safety activities
  • improved understanding in the community of Safe System principles
  • increased compliance with laws and policies.



Phase 2 is an annual open competitive process for proposals that will address emerging issues in road safety. The allocated funding for Phase 2 is $700,000 over 4 years.

The Road Safety Awareness and Enablers Fund program will run over four financial years from FY2019-20 to FY2022-23. The program was announced as part of the part of the 2019-2020 Federal Budget under Program 2.3 Road Safety.

The grant opportunity will run from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2023.


Eligible Projects

To be eligible your grant activity must:

  • Deliver to one or more of the Safe System principles
  • have at least $10,000 in eligible expenditure

Applicants can apply to deliver locally based activities, or larger nationally focused activities. Eligible grant activities include Safe System initiatives that directly influence road safety outcomes.

Eligible activities must directly relate to the project and can include:

  • Education, awareness, promotion and communication activities (e.g. campaigns, conferences, workshops, events, publications)
  • Community and stakeholder engagement activities
  • Research activities
  • Training (e.g. Leadership and skills development; work-place road safety training).

You can only spend the grant to pay for:

  • staff salaries and on-costs that can be directly attributed to the provision of the grant activity as per the grant agreement
  • the portion of operating and administration expenses directly related to the grant activity as per the grant agreement, such as:
    • telephones
    • computer/ IT/website/software
    • insurance
    • utilities
    • postage
    • stationery and printing
    • accounting and auditing
    • travel/accommodation costs
    • assets as defined in the grant agreement terms and conditions that can be reasonably attributed to meeting agreement deliverables
  • a proportion of the grant funding can be used for evaluation of the funded grant activity to demonstrate delivery of outcomes.

Successful applicants can only spend grant funds on eligible grant activities as defined in the grant details in their grant agreement.


Eligible Applicants

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be registered for the purposes of GST
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution.

You and the project must be located in Australia.

And, be one of the following legal entity types:

  • a company incorporated in Australia
  • a company incorporated by guarantee
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • an incorporated association
  • a partnership
  • a joint (consortia) proposal with a lead organisation
  • a not-for-profit organisation
  • a publicly funded research organisation as defined in the Glossary
  • an Australian local government body
  • an Australian state or territory government body
  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006



Applications close 15 November 2019.


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