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The Road Safety Trust

By February 19, 2020Funding Opportunities

The Road Safety Trust, an independent charitable trust, works to support projects and research that will make the UK’s roads safer for all road users and reduce the numbers of people killed or injured on UK roads.

The Trust provides funding to public and professional UK organisations, including charities and university departments, for projects that are innovative and will enhance the knowledge and practice of the road safety community. Projects should focus on engineering, infrastructure and technological measures, while recognising the contribution of education and enforcement to these measures.

Major themed grants – opens 25th February

It is expected that projects funded by the Road Safety Trust to focus on engineering, infrastructure and technological measures, while recognising the contribution of education and enforcement to these measures.

The main objective of any project should always be to help protect vulnerable road users. Funding is available for a maximum of three years. We are committing to funding projects which:

  • Generate new knowledge about what works

  • Translate ideas into new measures

  • Influence Road Safety Policy and Practice

  • Support partnership working or collaboration

Eligible projects might include evidence reviews, trials, roll-outs, evaluations and support for the profession through guidance or other resources.

Small Grants Programme

This grants programme supports the strategic priority – Pilots that test.

The main aim of the Small Grants Programme is to improve road safety at a local level. The programme has been designed after reviewing their first four years of funding and listening to the views of stakeholders. This told them that there was a need for funding for smaller, local projects with a practical focus.

They are looking for measurable interventions that link to local priorities and show a proposed link to reducing casualties either directly or through clear interim measures. Eligible projects are pilots/trials, expanding successful trials across a new area, and/or the evaluation of interventions. Projects should have the potential for being brought to scale – with the ultimate goal of reducing deaths and injuries both locally and across the UK.

What’s available?

The maximum project length under this grant programme is 24 months. The minimum amount that can be applied for is £20,000 and the maximum is £50,000 over two years in total. All projects should have other sources of funding, either cash or in-kind.

For more information go to the Road Safety Trust

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