Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues

    Road safety grants to support community initiatives

    4/01/2022 10:00 AM
    • Road Safety Commission and RAC partner to offer $150,000 in grant funding
    • Grants available to eligible community groups to promote National Road Safety Week
    • National Road Safety Week - May 15-22, 2022

    Road Safety Minister Paul Papalia today announced a series of grants to promote road safety initiatives through locally based programs and events during National Road Safety Week.


    The Road Safety Commission and RAC have partnered to provide funding for the dedicated National Road Safety Week grant round.


    Local community groups and organisations are encouraged to get behind road safety efforts and apply for funding to support community involvement in National Road Safety Week.


    The grants are available in two categories:


    Events - up to $5,000 available for community events or road safety initiatives carried out during National Road Safety Week; and

    Legacy projects - up to $25,000 available to community groups who are activating a road safety initiative within regional communities to recognise 10 years of National Road Safety Week.


    More information on how to apply is available at the community grants portal on the Road Safety Commission's Community Connect page.


    Comments attributed to Road Safety Minister Paul Papalia:


    "Road safety really begins with every individual road user.


    "That's why we are offering these grants to fund programs and events which promote the road safety message at a grass roots level.


    "There will be numerous activities across the country in recognition of National Road Safety Week and I encourage community groups to get behind efforts to promote road safety.


    "Importantly the funds are being made available from the Road Trauma Trust Account which means fines from speed and red light cameras are being used to improve road safety.


    "I thank the RAC for partnering with the Road Safety Commission to help to make our roads safer."

    Minister's office - 6552 5600