Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC today announced local road safety in the Hunter could receive a welcome boost with applications to open shortly for the third round of the NSW Government’s Community Road Safety Grants program.
“The Community Road Safety Grants program supports community organisations to work with their local communities to improve road safety in their areas,” Mr MacDonald said.
“I encourage all community groups to apply for these grants. Local knowledge is vitally important in identifying and addressing local road safety issues.
“Some of the successful applicants last year included projects to raise awareness around pedestrian and motorcycle safety, road rules awareness workshops for culturally and linguistically diverse groups as well as people with intellectual disabilities.”
“We all have a role to play in making our roads safer. Last year 384 people lost their lives on our roads and every year more than 12,000 people are seriously injured.
“These are not just numbers, they are real people lost to their families, friends and communities forever.
“It’s time for everyone to think about how they can contribute to improving road safety in their everyday lives and in their local areas to help us drive our road toll Towards Zero.”
The Government will award up to $1.6 million in grants over four years through the program using a competitive process.
Applications open for this latest round of grants on Tuesday 13 June and community groups are invited to submit their local road safety projects by 5pm on Sunday 23 July.
Two categories of grants are available: one for smaller projects with up to $5,000 available for each idea and another for more substantial projects, worth up to $30,000.
Community-based organisations can get more information about the grants, and submit their application, by visiting:
Scot MacDonald | 0408 450 032