Community Road Safety grants now open

The Andrews Government is calling for community groups and Ballarat City Council to apply for grants to boost road safety awareness in the region.

Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, said that applications for this year’s $1.5 million Community Road Safety Grants Program are now open.
The grants program will support a range of road safety education programs and initiatives that target cyclists, pedestrians, drivers and passengers, and motorcyclists.

Funding is also available to support electronic speed signs, road safety banners and mobile billboards that communicate specific messages to road users at locations identified by local communities.

Last year grants were provided to 57 recipients including councils, schools and not-for-profit organisations to deliver 190 projects promoting road safety.

Ms Addison said applications will close on Wednesday 11 March.
“Everyone has a part to play when it comes to road safety which is why we’re giving communities the resources they need to take the lead on road safety in their area,” she said.

“We’re encouraging Ballarat schools and community groups and council to apply for this grant program because we know just how effective a grassroot safety campaign can be,” Ms Addison said.

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