Funding of between £25k and £200k will become available for technology-focussed road safety projects later this month, when the Road Safety Trust launches its latest grant scheme.
The Road Safety Trust is the largest independent road safety grant giver in the UK and funds research and practical interventions committed to reducing the number of people killed or injured on UK roads.
The theme for its latest round of funding, which opens on 25 February, is ‘How can technology be used to reduce road offending and improve road safety’.
Public and private organisations, registered charities and not for profits from across the UK can apply for funding – with guidance of how to do so available on the Road Safety Trust website.
Grants are available for projects lasting up to three years that explore how technology can reduce road offending and improve road safety.
Ahead of the launch, the Road Safety Trust has called for ‘high-quality’ applications.
Sally Lines, CEO of the Road Safety Trust, said: “We hope this grant scheme will result in high quality applications that really explore the use of technology to improve road safety.
“This will in turn help us work towards our vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on UK roads.
“We are committed to supporting projects that are innovative, with the potential to be seen through to practical implementation and that will enhance the knowledge and practice of the road safety community. This funding round is for projects with a focus on vehicle or infrastructure technology or new technological applications or tools.
“Applications should address a specific road safety problem and explain why it has been chosen. Vehicle-based system applications should show awareness of current and future plans in vehicle regulation.
“We urge potential applicants to review the eligibility criteria on our website.”