Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC is encouraging local communities on the Central Coast and in the Hunter to apply to the Community Road Safety Grants Program, announced recently by the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey.
Applications are now open for the Community Road Safety Grants Program for local initiatives ranging from young driver education programs, radio campaigns to workshops for seniors.
Two categories of grants are available, with up to $5000 for smaller projects and up to $30,000 for more substantial projects.
Mr MacDonald said that the key to identifying and addressing local road safety issues is working with communities themselves.
“We know the value of local knowledge, so I encourage all community groups to put forward ideas to help bring their local road toll Towards Zero,” Mr MacDonald said.
“Last year, 392 people lost their lives on NSW roads. These are not just numbers, they are real people lost to their families forever.”
“These locally run projects will help increase road safety awareness and support and encourage safer driving on our roads.”
The NSW Government is awarding up to $1.6 million in grants over four years, with funding made available through the Community Road Safety Fund. Since 2015, the Government has invested in 76 local community road safety initiatives across the state.
Applications close Sunday 10th June 2018 and program guidelines and application forms are available online: http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/aboutthecentre/communitygrants/