Community Road Safety Grant Program

This grant program encourages the Victorian community to address specific road safety issues affecting their local area. Communities have particular road safety needs and local community groups can identify these and look for solutions. This program provides grants to local not-for-profit community groups and organisations.

2020 program - open in October

Projects that support vulnerable road users (people walking, riding bicycles and motorcycle riders) will be prioritised this year.

Opens: 9:00 am Monday 12 October, 2020
Closes: 3:00 pm Monday 9 November, 2020

Program guidelines

Please read these before starting your application:

NOTE: Please ensure you are familiar with the ‘What will not be funded’ section of the program guidelines.

What funding is available?

The grant program offers grants of up to $30,000 (ex. GST).

Previous projects

How do we apply?

Applications are to be submitted and managed online through SmartyGrants, our online grants management system.
You can begin an application when grants open on Monday October 12. Apply here.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for funding you must be Victorian based, financially viable and one of the following:

  • Incorporated community association
  • Community trust
  • Not-for-profit
  • Social enterprise
  • Charity
  • Local school
  • Local government authority

If the organisation is unincorporated (does not have an ABN or incorporation number). it will need an auspice. An auspice is an organisation that meets the eligibility criteria and will receive the money on behalf of the applicant. The auspice will be accountable for the expenditure of funds and responsible for reporting and delivery of the project.

To be eligible for a TAC Community Road Safety Grant, the project seeking funding must:

  • Be delivered within 12 months of the project start date (completion by 30 May 2022)
  • Align to the 2020 Program Focus benefiting vulnerable road users.
  • Follow project-specific guidelines (if applicable)
  • Not have been previously been funded by the TAC
  • Not align to any of those projects listed in the ‘What projects will not be funded’ section.

NOTE: This program does not provide funding for permanent infrastructure treatments. Local Government Authorities looking to undertake such projects are encouraged to look at the TAC LGA Grants Program.

Who is NOT eligible to apply?

  • Individuals
  • Organisations who are primarily for-profit, including businesses
  • State government departments/organisations (excluding schools)

Project specific guidelines

As per the TAC Community Road Safety Grant Program Guidelines all projects relating to the purchase of Variable Message Signs (VMS) and Community Road Safety Strategy and Actions Plans must align to the following project specific guidelines.

Contact us

For more information, or to discuss this grant program, please email the Programs Road Safety Team


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.