Funding to support ‘well-researched’ road safety projects

14.29 | 14 November 2019 |

Projects which can ‘demonstrate a clear road safety benefit to the wider community’ – at a regional or national level – are being encouraged to apply for a grant of up to £10,000.

The funding is being provided by the GEM Road Safety Charity, who says it will be used to support well-researched initiatives.

GEM is particularly interested in applications from community groups, registered charities, professional bodies, road safety organisations, partnerships, schools and colleges.

The charity is asking would-be applicants to ‘do their homework’ before putting in a request for funding – which can be used for anything from educational initiatives through to research.

Neil Worth, GEM road safety officer and clerk to the GEM Road Safety Charity, said: “More than ever, the charity needs evidence that any award it makes will be used to support a well-researched identified need.

“Additionally, please include clear evidence of your project’s road safety benefit, and of the proposed wider impact, as well as a robust evaluation mechanism.

“If your proposal can satisfy these (and other) requirements, and you can show how you will keep people safe on our roads, then you will find the trustees enthusiastic to discuss how they may be able to assist you.”

Previous examples of projects to benefit include ‘The Honest Truth’ – who used GEM funding to redevelop their resources aimed at learner drivers and their parents.

Meanwhile, a grant given to TISPOL (The European Traffic Police Network) to support the inaugural Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death) in 2016, was used to produce a selection of short safety videos.

The deadline for applications is 31 December.



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