Up to $30,000 is available from Towards Zero Community Grants to support local community-based road safety programs and projects targeting local road safety issues.
TAC Towards Zero Community Grants
The Towards Zero Community Grants aim to engage the Victorian community in the Towards Zero Action Plan 2016-2020 by recognising and addressing specific road safety issues affecting their local area.
Victoria’s road safety strategy, the Towards Zero Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2020 (Towards Zero) was developed in partnership by the Victorian Government, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), VicRoads, Victoria Police, the Department of Justice and Community Safety and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Towards Zero is Victoria’s plan to reduce road trauma to zero. TAC is aiming for a future where no person is killed or seriously injured on our roads.
The grant program offers grants of up to $30,000 (ex. GST).
You are invited to submit an application for projects that:
- align to the Towards Zero Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2020 to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on Victorian roads
- are community-focused, partner with local community groups and organisations and are culturally inclusive
- are road safety-focused and address specific local issues
- identify specific target groups and specific road safety objectives, and are supported by evidence-based research or principles which suggests they have potential for success
- can be measured and evaluated
- are sustainable in the longer term without being reliant on continued TAC funding
- provide opportunity to be adopted by communities throughout Victoria and adapted if necessary
The following project types have been evaluated based on past projects and are subject to Project-Specific Guidelines:
- Community Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan Projects
- Variable Message Sign (VMS) Projects
To be eligible for funding you must be Victorian based, financially viable and one of the following:
- Incorporated community association
- Social enterprise
- Local school
- Local government authority
If your organisation is unincorporated (e.g. does not have an ABN or incorporation number) it will need an auspice. An auspice is an organisation that meets the eligibility criteria and will receive the money on behalf of the applicant. The auspice will be accountable for the expenditure of funds and responsible for reporting and delivery of the project.
To be eligible for a TAC Towards Zero Community Grant, the project that is seeking funding must:
- be delivered within 12 months of the project start date
- align to the 2019 Program Focus noting that projects that deliver road safety benefits to vulnerable road users (i.e. pedestrians, motor cycle riders and cyclists) will be prioritised.
- follow Project-Specific Guidelines (if applicable)
- not have been previously been funded by the TAC.
Applications close 30 October 2019.