Application form and closing dates

The application form needs to be completely filled in with no sections left blank. If you have any problems completing the application, please contact the Community Road Safety Grants officer at the TAC on (03) 5225 7517 or email for help.

You must include supporting information about your organisation and any partner organisations. This should be included with your original application form.

Guidelines have been developed to help you prepare your funding application.

There are also additional project-specific guidelines and requirements for certain projects. These can be downloaded below. Please contact the Community Road Safety Grants officer at the TAC on (03) 5225 7517 or email if you have any questions.

Closing Dates

In 2016 the closing date for Round 19 applications is 12 August, 2016.

Applicants will be informed of decisions approximately 8 weeks after the closing dates.

Submitting an application form

An electronic version of your completed application form and supporting documents must be received by 4.00pm on the closing date in order for it to be eligible for assessment. The original signed application, including
supporting documentation, plus four (4) copies of the application must be sent to the address below, postmarked no later than 4:00pm on the closing date. Submissions may be hand delivered to the mail room at the courier address below:

Transport Accident Commission
Community Road Safety Grants
PO Box 742
Geelong Vic 3220

Transport Accident Commission
Community Road Safety Grants
60 Broughham Street
Geelong Vic 3220

Community Road Safety Grants

Assessment process and feedback

Applications will be assessed by the TAC and representatives of road safety partner agencies using the selection criteria. The TAC's decisions are final. The TAC reserves the right to negotiate grant amounts and conditions with applicants.

Agreement with the TAC

All grant recipients must sign an agreement with the TAC.

In summary, the agreement covers:


  • Payment timetable. The TAC will commit to an agreed payment timetable, based on the terms of the agreement and the amount funded for the approved project. Payments are paid in installments, and are activity based. For
    example, a project granted $15,000 could be funded as follows:
    • 50% after the agreement is signed and returned.
    • 30% as a progress payment part way through the project, in conjunction with a progress report (the timing of this payment will be negotiated for each project, based on milestones and reporting).
    • 20% when the project is completed and a final report has been accepted by the TAC.
  • GST. Grants will be exclusive of GST. You will need to include GST in your invoices if you are
    eligible to claim GST.
  • Audit provisions. You will be expected to provide detailed information about expenditure with your
    final report. The TAC may select your project, at random, for auditing.
  • Excess funding. Any grant funding not expended on the project will be refunded to the TAC.
  • Risk. Your organisation will be responsible for the project and all associated activities. The TAC's role will be to provide funding.


  • Completion of the project. You will agree to complete the project as set out in your application. If any project changes are required, they must be negotiated with the TAC and may require a change in the funding amount.
  • Milestones. You will be required to report on the progress of your project at agreed milestones.  These milestones will be linked to the payment timetable.
  • Final report and evaluation. You will be required to submit a final report to the TAC on your project.  The report must include an evaluation of the project.
  • TAC's use of the reports. You will need to agree to the TAC using information about your project for its business purposes.  For example, the TAC may want to use data, project outputs or financial information.

Legislation compliance

You will need to consider whether your project will be subject to any legislation. Some important issues to consider are:

  • appropriate insurances, including WorkCover insurance, for your project activities
  • using personal information that you may collect and implications for privacy. This includes obtaining consent to use names and images of people involved in your project
  • staff or volunteers working with children may need to have a 'Working with Children' and/or Police check
  • any occupational, health and safety issues that may be associated with your project.


Successful applicants will be required to cooperate with the TAC on matters such as joint publicity.