Small Grants to Improve Road Safety at Local Level

Road Safety Trust
Last date: 
Monday, October 18, 2021
United Kingdom

Detailed Description

The Road Safety Trust’s Small Grants Programme to improve road safety at a local level.

The Trust is looking for measurable interventions that link to local priorities and show a proposed link to reducing casualties either directly or through clear interim measures. Eligible projects are pilots/trials, expanding successful trials across a new area, and/or the evaluation of interventions. Projects should have the potential for being brought to scale – with the ultimate goal of reducing deaths and injuries both locally and across the UK.


The Trust is committed to funding projects that support the objectives of the grant programme, which are to:

  • Generate new knowledge about what works
  • Translate ideas into new measures
  • Influence Road Safety Policy and Practice
  • Support partnership working or collaboration

Funding Information

  • The total amount available under this funding round in 2021 is £120,000.
  • The minimum amount is £10,000 and the maximum is £30,000 over two years in total.
  • The maximum project length under this grant programme is 24 months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Local Authorities, Police Forces, Fire and Rescue Services or UK-based registered charities, legally constituted not-for-profit social enterprises or community interest companies can apply.


Applications will be assessed against how well they meet the following criteria:

  • The project is for a pilot, trial or evaluation of a practical road safety intervention
  • Has a clear objective/purpose and a clear expression of who it is aimed at and how it will improve road safety for public benefit
  • Supports local priorities for casualty reduction
  • Supports the objectives of the grant programme
  • Has a clear method, plan and timeline
  • Demonstrates knowledge of relevant practice (e.g. has it been trialled elsewhere and what were the results?)
  • Demonstrates knowledge of relevant regulations and guidance as appropriate
  • Outlines sound management of the project and experience of the project team and partners
  • Encompasses partnership working and collaboration
  • Details financial aspects and budget including additional sources of funding
  • Covers ethical and privacy issues


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