The Road Safety Trust has announced its funding themes for the next two years, with vulnerable road users and traffic calming the focus for 2019.
The Road Safety Trust is registered charity which supports projects and research aimed at making the UK roads safer for all road users.
Among the benefactors in recent years is a new virtual reality app, designed to teach children about road safety, which received £67,500.
The theme for 2019 is ‘innovative traffic calming and provision for vulnerable road users’ – while for 2020 it will be ‘how technology can be used to reduce criminality and unsafe driving’.
These themes have been selected following a consultation, held in October 2018, which asked road safety professionals to rate a series of road safety related topics by importance.
Full details of eligibility and how to apply for a grant will be made available before the 2019 funding application window opens on 18 March.
Sally Lines, Road Safety Trust chief executive, said the Trust was committed to achieving impact through the funding of practical measures, research, dissemination and education.
The Road Safety Trust has also announced an additional funding opportunity, the ‘Small Grants Programme’, which will be open from September until the end of 2019. It is expected that awards through the programme will be between £10,000 and £30,000 per project.