Charities, local authorities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for a new grant fund aimed at improving road safety.
The Small Grants Funding Programme, launched by the Road Safety Trust, aims to help improve road safety at a local level. The total value of the fund is £120k with each project to be awarded between £10k and £30k.
Projects should have a practical purpose with the aim of trialling or testing ways to improve road safety. Eligible projects include pilots/trials, expanding successful trials across a new area, and/or the evaluation of interventions.
Projects should have the potential to be brought to scale – with the ultimate goal of reducing deaths and injuries both locally and across the UK.
Sally Lines, chief executive of Road Safety Trust, said: “We are working towards a vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on UK roads. We want to make the roads safer for all users.
“By adding the option to apply for small grants in addition to our more extensive funding options, we hope to open up opportunities to greater numbers of organisations working in road safety.
“The programme was designed after reviewing our first four years of funding and listening to the views of stakeholders. We identified a need for funding for smaller, local projects with a practical focus.
“We are looking for measurable interventions that reflect local priorities and show a proposed link to reducing casualties either directly or through clear interim measures.”
The Small Grants Programme will be open for applications until 20 December.