Tuesday 18 April 2017

Community Road Safety Grants up for grabs

The latest round of grants to help community-based groups, schools and local government improve road safety have opened today.
State Member for Noosa Glen Elmes MP said grass-roots groups have until May 26 to submit their applications for round six of the Queensland Government’s $8.4 million Community Road Safety Grants.

“These grants provide an opportunity for local groups to address local issues and make a real difference to the safety of pedestrians and road users.

“Community-based projects run by community members are a great way to tackle issues of concern to locals and last year the Noosa electorate benefited from close to $150,000 worth of Community Road Safety Grants.

“The Rotary Club of Noosa used their grant to roll out young driver road safety education programs in 10 Noosa schools, Noosa Shire Council delivered cycle skills training to disadvantaged students in 5 schools, Noosaville and Tewantin State Schools also delivered cycle skills sessions and road safety education materials to grade 4 and 5 students and Not for profit ‘Murris on the Move Driving School’ received funding over three years to deliver their ‘A culture for safe driving program’.

“Grants are valued up to $20,000 for short-term, small-scale road safety projects and larger grants are available to deliver road safety education programs over three years.

“Road safety is everyone’s business and we all need to take action, whenever and wherever, to improve safety on our roads.  I encourage groups to apply for a road safety grant to help make a difference in their local community,"  Mr Elmes said.

For more information on how to apply for a Community Road Safety Grant, go to www.tmr.qld.gov.au/roadsafetygrants