Road Safety Trust launches 2020 grants programme

11.04 | 17 February 2020 |

Projects which improve road safety through the use of technology can now apply for up to £200k of funding.

The money is being made available by the Road Safety Trust, a registered charity which since 2014 has awarded grants worth £2.7m to support projects and research.

The Trust has launched its 2020 major grants programme – and is inviting applications from public, private and not-for-profit organisations, as well as registered charities, for grants of between £10k and £200k. In 2019 a total of £800,000 was awarded to grantees.

The 2020 major grant programme’s objectives are to ‘explore how technology can reduce road offending and improve road safety’.

Sally Lines, chief executive of the Road Safety Trust, said: “Developing and emerging technologies have a huge impact on the way that we live.  

“We want to use the 2020 grant scheme to really explore and benefit from the use of technology to improve road safety and in turn help us work towards our vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on UK roads.

“We would like to see a focus on the innovation that is happening throughout the UK and help fund in-vehicle, infrastructure or new technological applications or tools. We want to see funding applications that address a specific road safety problem and explain why it has been identified.”

The closing date for applications for this programme is 14 May. Recommendations for support will then be considered by members of the board of trustees.

Click here for full details of eligibility and information on how to apply.



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