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GOVERNMENT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA'S ROAD SAFETY COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM

The Government of Western Australia has made funds available from the Road Trauma Trust Account to assist in the development and implementation of road safety projects. These road safety projects need to foster widespread community support and participation throughout the State to assist in the prevention of road crashes causing serious injury and death. Grants are available for projects that focus on the Safe System approach that aligns with Towards Zero the WA Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020.

Applications must be received at least three months prior to the event and are assessed bi-monthly. Applications close on the first Friday of February, April, June, August, October and December.

Grant applications are assessed by the Road Safety Community Grants Committee which recommends a list for the Minister for Road Safety's consideration.

Road Safety Community Grants are available to support either community events or projects.

Event Grants encourage community groups to participate and include road safety activities within their event. Successful applicants will be supplied with a road safety message with relevant information and suggestions for supporting policies.

Project Grants are made available to groups to implement road safety projects. These are usually 12 month projects with a plan to be sustainable after funding. The amount funded is based on the Committee’s assessment of the application.

To apply for either an Event or a Project Grant please read the criteria and complete the application form (all applicants must have an ABN number).

The completed application form should be emailed to grants@rsc.wa.gov.au.

Details of each type of grant are available below.

Event Grants

To further encourage community groups to participate in road safety, the Road Safety Community Grant Program provides from $50 to $1000 in event grants. Successful applicants will be supplied with a road safety message with relevant information and suggestions for supporting policies.

Grant amount:
All event grant applications are assessed by the Road Safety Community Grants Committee. The grant amount will be based on:

  • Number of attendees.

  • Promotion and delivery of the road safety message.

  • Supporting policies.

Criteria:
  • There should be no conflicting road safety messages at the event.

  • Number of expected participants (this will, in part, determine the funding amount).

  • Successful applicants must agree to put up signage and return the signs after the event.

  • Where possible a supporting policy should be implemented.

  • List other road safety activities planned which could include brochures, quizzes, etc. (this will also determine the funding amount).

  • Must be a not-for-profit group/organisation.

  • Limit of one application, per event, per year.

  • Funding must be used exclusively for the running of the event and not in any part used for fundraising.

  • If the event is for fundraising please attach a small outline/budget detailing how the funds raised will be used.

  • Funding is not available for workforce development.

  • Your organisation must have an ABN number.

Invoicing and Funding:
If your grant application is successful you are required to:
  • Complete a Main Roads Supplier Form and submit an invoice within one month of the notification of a successful grant application (the Supplier Form will be sent to you if your application is successful).

  • Applicants will be required to sign a Declaration and Acceptance - Grant Terms and Conditions form within one month of the notification of a successful grant application.

All grant applications are exclusive of GST.

Evaluation and Acquittal:
Successful applicants will be required to submit a report within one month of the event, including:
  • Number of attendees.

  • Associated media.

  • Photo of signage in place.

  • Policies implemented.

  • Financial acquittal.


How to apply:
Follow these steps:
  • View the Event Application guidelines and examples of supporting policies.

  • View Declaration and Acceptance - Grant Terms and Conditions.

  • View Acknowledgement of Funds Form.

  • View Event Grant Evaluation Form and Event Grant Acquittal Form.

  • Complete the Event Application Form.

  • If purchasing your own banner view Event Banner Design Guidelines.

  • Send form to:

Road Safety Grants Officer
Road Safety Commission
PO BOX 6348
EAST PERTH WA 6892
Email: grants@rsc.wa.gov.au

Applications must be received at least three months prior to the event and are assessed bi-monthly. Applications close on the first Friday of February, April, June, August, October and December.

Relevant Documents:
Event Grant Application Form PDF (5 page 1 KB) Word (5 page 149 KB)
Event Application guidelines and examples of supporting policies PDF (3 page 362 KB) Word (3 page 2.44 MB)
Declaration and Acceptance of Grant Terms and Conditions PDF (4 page 125 KB) Word (4 page 2.44 MB)
Acknowledgement of Funds Form PDF (1 page 104 KB) Word (1 page 270 KB)
Event Banner Design Guidelines PDF (3 page 379 KB) Word (3 page 2.82 MB)
Event Grant Evaluation Form PDF (2 page 53 KB) Word (2 page 2.47 MB)
Event Grant Acquittal Form PDF (2 page 53 KB) Word (2 page 2.47 MB)

Project Grants

Project Grants were developed to provide funds to organisations and groups to develop and implement projects based on the Towards Zero WA Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020.

Grant amount:
The amount funded is based on the Road Safety Community Grants Committee’s assessment of the application.

Criteria:

  • Focus on one or more of the four cornerstones outlined in the recommended Towards Zero WA Road Safety Strategy 2008-2020;

  • Relate to current road safety research;

  • Demonstrate clear relevance to the target group;

  • Use an approach that has previously been successful in achieving road safety objectives;

  • Demonstrate widespread community support and participation;

  • Demonstrate sustainability;

  • Provide a contribution in cash or kind towards the project; and

  • Demonstrate a regional focus for maximum impact.

View Grant Guidelines below for more information.

Invoicing and Funding:
If your grant application is successful you are required to complete:

  • Complete a Main Roads Supplier Form and submit an invoice within one month of the notification of a successful grant application (the Supplier Form will be sent to you if your application is successful).

  • Applicants will be required to sign a Declaration and Acceptance - Grant Terms and Conditions form within one month of the notification of a successful grant application.

All grant applications are exclusive of GST.

Evaluation Requirements:
A project evaluation report and a project acquittal form are to be submitted within three months of the project’s completion. Forms are available on this website.

If the project is for longer than six months it is a condition that the group complete an interim evaluation report every six months for the duration of the project, as well as submit a final evaluation report within three months of the completion of the project.

How to apply:
Follow these steps:

  • Identify road safety issues in your area. Speak to either a Regional Road Safety Officer or local Police to discuss these issues. Use data to identify the causes of crashes in your area.

  • Find out what has been done in other areas to address these issues and view previously funded applications.

  • Find out more about the road safety issue/s of concern.

  • Useful websites:
  • Develop a project to address these road safety concerns.

  • Obtain the support of relevant organisations for your project.

  • Contact your local Regional Road Safety Officer to discuss your project.

  • View Project Grant Application Guidelines.

  • View Declaration and Acceptance  - Grant Terms and Conditions.

  • View Acknowledgement of Funds Form.

  • View Project Grant Evaluation Report.

  • View Project Grant Acquittal Form.

  • Complete the Project Grant Application Form.

  • Complete the application form and send it to:

Road Safety Community Grants Officer
Road Safety Commission
PO Box 6348
East Perth WA 6892
Email: grants@rsc.wa.gov.au


Applications must be received at least three months prior to the project starting and are assessed bimonthly. Applications close on the first Friday of February, April, June, August, October and December.

Relevant Documents:

Project Grant Application Form PDF (9 page 511 KB) Word (9 page 2.1 MB)
Project Grant Application Guidelines PDF (3 page 228 KB) Word (3 page 158 KB)
Declaration and Acceptance of Grant Terms and Conditions PDF (4 page 125 KB) Word (4 page 2.4 MB)
Acknowledgement of Funds Form PDF (1 page 104 KB) Word (1 page 270 KB)
Project Grant Evaluation Report PDF (6 page 97 KB) Word (6 page 179 KB)
Project Grant Interim Evaluation Report PDF (3 page 151 KB) Word (3 page 169 KB)
Project Grant Acquittal Form PDF (1 page 48 KB) Word (1 page 2.4 MB)

Evaluation

All funded Event grants must have an evaluation report and acquittal form completed within one month of the event being completed.

All funded Project Grants must have an evaluation report and acquittal form completed within three months of the project being completed.

Please submit all evaluations via email to the Road Safety Community Grants Officer
grants@rsc.wa.gov.au

Evaluations are an important part of the Road Safety Grants Community Program in that they allow applicants to determine the impact of their project on the intended target audience and the overall success of the project in improving road safety.

Project evaluation reports are important in assisting the grants committee to:

  • evaluate the Community Road Safety Grants Program as a whole;

  • measure objectives and results based on the initial funding submission; and

  • assist other groups and organisations to deliver road safety projects that are effective.

If a project evaluation does not effectively demonstrate the impact of the project on the community, this is taken into consideration and may impact on the allocation of grant funds to similar projects in future.

If you would like to discuss your recent evaluation report please contact our Road Safety Community Grants Officer on 6552 0843 or email grants@rsc.wa.gov.au

Evaluation forms to download:

Event Grant Evaluation Form PDF (2 page 53 KB) Word (2 page 2.47 MB)
Project Grant Evaluation Report PDF (6 page 97 KB) Word (6 page 179 KB)
Project Grant Interim Evaluation Report PDF (3 page 151 KB) Word (3 page 169 KB)

Contact Us

Telephone: 1300 999 772

Postal Address:
Road Safety Community Grants Officer
Road Safety Commission
PO Box 6348
East Perth WA 6892
Office Address:
Road Safety Commission
Level 1, 151 Royal Street
East Perth  WA  6004
 
Email: grants@rsc.wa.gov.au

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Published: 8/9/2016 1:07:17 PM