The TAC Community Road Safety Grants Program seeks to engage the Victorian community in the Towards Zero vision by recognising road safety issues affecting their local area. The program aims to provide opportunities for local community groups to develop and implement effective road safety projects targeting specific local road safety issues.
How to apply for funding
There will be two funding rounds of the Community Road Safety Grants program in 2018.
Round 1 2018
Applications will open Monday 9 April 2018 and will close Monday 7 May 2018 at 5:00pm.
You can apply for a Community Road Safety Grant using the link below.
TAC will be using SmartyGrants to manage the online application process.
For assistance refer to: https://applicanthelp.smartygrants.com.au/help-guide-for-applicants/
You can also view the SmartyGrants Frequently Asked Questions:
SmartyGrant's Frequently Asked Questions PDF, 1.66MB
See the Terms and Conditions here.
Round 2 2018
Applications will open Thursday 30 August 2018 and will close Monday 1 October 2018 at 5:00pm.
Who can apply for funding?
Selection criteria are located in the Community Road Safety Grant Guidelines.
The TAC invites applications of up to $30,000 (+ GST)
Please direct all questions to the Community Road Safety Grants team via email at email@example.com
Previous grant recipients
The TAC encourages community participation in road safety projects. If your community group would like to apply for a grant we encourage to read the relevant information available on this website or you can check out this example of what a previous grant recipient has achieved.
Horsham school kids' fence in road safety
The St Michael and John Primary School in Horsham received assistance from the TAC in 2014 to build a bigger fence around their school perimeter. The school needed a larger fence to stop balls from going onto the neighboring, busy Western Highway.
Watch the video to see how their local road safety issue was solved thanks to the help of a TAC Community Road Safety Grant.
Road safety in Victoria
Crashes are a major cause of death and serious injury in our community and all road users have a responsibility for making our roads safer.
Key Government organisations work together on a statewide road safety strategy. These include the TAC, VicRoads, the Department of Justice and the Victoria Police, with support from other bodies such as the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the RACV.
Local road safety issues are often best dealt with at a local level. Communities can have particular road safety needs and often local community groups can be well-placed to identify these specific problems and implement solutions. Community based road safety programs that integrate with Victoria's broader strategy are important in reducing road trauma.
Some community-based organisations – such as Registered Community Road Safety Groups and local councils – contribute strongly to road safety strategies and programs across the state.
Information about road safety in Victoria can be found at:
What types of projects will be eligible for funding?
Victoria is recognised internationally as a leader in developing and implementing successful road safety programs in areas such as impaired driving (alcohol, drugs and fatigue), speeding and vehicle safety. These issues are addressed in Victoria's Road Safety Strategy through initiatives that integrate enforcement, mass media communications and programs that target specific groups in our community.
Many communities already contribute to Victoria's achievements in road safety. This is because they are often ideally placed to understand local issues and are well connected to particular groups that are most affected.
How much funding can my community group apply for?
The TAC will offer Grants of up to $30,000 (plus GST where applicable). For any funding questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TAC is grateful to Land Transport New Zealand for permission to use material from the New Zealand Community Road Safety Program in developing the guidelines.