TAC Road Safety Grant Program

Road safety is everyone's responsibility. Those within the community may be best placed to identify specific problems and implement solutions relevant to their unique communities.

The TAC Road Safety Grant Program is designed to support community groups and organisations to develop and implement effective community-based road safety projects.

View the 2024 funding guidelines.

Briefing session

A briefing session on the TAC Road Safety Grant Program was held on Friday 23 February.  Contact the TAS Road Safety team at rsgrants@tac.vic.gov.au to access a copy of the recording.

When are the grants available?

Applications open 9.00am Monday 19 February 2024.

Applications close 3.00pm Wednesday 3 April 2024.

Please note, application timeframes have been extended this round to accommodate the various public holidays that fall within the submission period.

What funding is available?

There are two categories of grants within the program.

  • Support Grants of up to $50,000 (ex. GST)
    • These grants are available to support the planning and/or delivery of community road safety projects.
  • Collaboration Grants of up to $150,000 (ex. GST)
    • These grants are available to support the planning and delivery of larger community road safety projects.
    • Applicants to this category will need to demonstrate how they intend to work in collaboration with the TAC to deliver their road safety project. This category involves an Expression of Interest (EOI) process. Please see the 'How to apply' section for more information on the EOI process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be financially viable and one of the following organisation types:

  • Incorporated association
  • Community trust
  • A registered not-for-profit or charity or
  • Social enterprise

In addition, the proposed project cannot have been previously funded by the TAC, and planned project activities must be undertaken in Victoria.

Who is not eligible to apply?

The following groups are not eligible to apply for funding through this grant program:

  • Individuals
  • Organisations that are primarily for-profit, including businesses
  • State government departments/organisations
  • Local Government Authorities (LGAs)
  • Schools.
    • Schools can apply for a Road Safety Small Grant.

Organisations with an existing contract with the TAC outside of the grant programs need to speak with the TAC Road Safety Team before starting an application.

How to apply?

Applications are to be submitted and managed through SmartyGrants, our online grants management system.

You can begin an application when the round opens at 9.00am Monday 19 February 2024. Apply on the SmartyGrants website.

Collaboration Grant Expression of Interest (EOI)

Collaboration Grant EOIs open at 9.00am Monday 5 February 2024. Applicants need to submit an EOI no later than 3.00pm Friday 8 March 2024.

It is strongly recommended that EOIs are submitted as early as possible to ensure you have adequate time to submit a full application if you are invited to do so.

Submit an EOI on the SmartyGrants website.

Road Safety Grant Program Small Grants

The Small Grants are designed to support community-led initiatives that respond to a current road safety issue or need. To be successful, applications must align with the Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2012-2030 and support improved road safety outcomes.

For more information on the TAC Road Safety Grant Program Small Grants see the funding guidelines here.

Please note these funding guidelines were updated on 31 January 2024 and are applicable for the remainder of the 2023/24 program.

Start an application for a Small Grant here.

Previously funded projects

See examples of previously funded projects from the former TAC Community Road Safety Grant Program.

Please note this program was revised in 2023 and not all projects previously funded would be eligible through the current TAC Road Safety Grant Program.

Contact us

For further information or support, please contact the TAC Road Safety Team via email at rsgrants@tac.vic.gov.au.

Previous project examples

St Kilda Mums - Travel Safe project

As part of the TAC's Community Road Safety Grants 2021 program, St Kilda Mums, a not-for-profit organisation, has received funding for its Travel Safe Project. The grant will help provide safe car restraints for vulnerable families, so they can travel safely with their most precious cargo, reducing their risk of death or serious injury in a crash.