Up to $50,000 is available from VicRoads Innovation Grants to support road safety projects that can be delivered in a local community.
VicRoads Innovation Grants – Towards Safe Speeds
The VicRoads Innovation Grants – Towards Safe Speeds is an extension of the VicRoads Community Road Safety Grants program, Innovation grants aim to boost community road safety in unique and community focused ways.
In 2016, the road toll saw a rise in the number of deaths involving motorcycles, drivers and pedestrians, with a contributing factor being speed. This year, the focus of the VicRoads Innovation Grant is on safe speeds, and the ultimate goal is to influence individual behavioural change.
A key enabler for the Government in reaching its targets is through gaining safer travel speeds. This can be achieved by:
- setting appropriate speed limits
- encouraging motorists to travel at safe speeds that are right for the conditions
- educating the community about how speed limits are set.
The Victorian Government’s Toward Zero strategy aims to reduce Victoria’s road toll to less than 200 deaths a year by 2020 and reduce serious injury by 15%.
The VicRoads Innovation Grants – Towards Safe Speeds provides one-off grants of up to $50,000 for road safety projects that can be delivered in a local community.
Your application will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Contribution to improving local community road safety
- Evidence of need
- Value for money
- Evidence of partnerships
- Capacity to evaluate the project
- Supports Towards Zero strategy
To be eligible for an Innovation Grant you’ll need to speak to a VicRoads Community Road Safety Advisor about the scope of your project, and you must meet the following criteria:
- have a demonstrated interest in road safety and links to your community
- demonstrate that all funded activities will be delivered in Victoria, for Victorian residents
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN), or show evidence you have applied for one
- be a viable legal entity as defined by the ATO. You’ll be asked to provide copies of recent Audited Financial Statements to help support your claim of financial viability
Please note that Victorian Government departments or agencies cannot apply.
Applications close 4 May 2017.