A new fund has been launched to support initiatives aimed at improving driver, rider and pedestrian behaviour in Warwickshire.
The £500,000 Warwickshire Road Safety Fund is designed to support behavioural change initiatives which reduce risk-taking, protect vulnerable road users and enhance road safety awareness.
First announced in March 2019, the funding comes from revenue obtained from driver safety and speeding awareness courses. It will be used to develop new schemes that complement the existing work of the police, fire and rescue and highway authorities.
Applications are being invited from community, voluntary, third sector and statutory organisations that deliver projects or services at a countywide level – or for projects that are targeted in one or more local authority areas within Warwickshire.
Prospective applicants have until 3 June to bid for funding, with successful bids expected to be announced in July. There is no minimum or maximum bid level, but projects should last for a period of 12 months.
Philip Seccombe, Warwickshire police and crime commissioner, said: “By making this money available I want to really encourage a greater emphasis on road safety across Warwickshire for all users of our roads.
“Our police, fire and rescue services, highway authorities and community safety partnerships already play a key role in road safety but there are other groups and organisations that can help make a real difference.
“This funding will be in addition to the work that is already ongoing to tackle anti-social and dangerous driving, as I am keen to support an even wider variety of road safety schemes as it is clear that more needs to be done.”