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When the community comes together, we can make the roads safer for everyone. Read on to see what others are doing in their communities.

Community road safety grants

Think of what your community group could achieve with a grant. Applications will open in early 2019, so start researching and planning now.

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Don’t take it for granted

Do you have an idea to improve road safety in your local community? You can make it a reality by applying for a Community Road Safety Grant. The Department of Transport and Main Roads is offering two types of grants for community groups:

  • Community Road Safety Project Grants for short term, small scale road safety projects (up to, or over $20,000); and
  • Community Road Safety Program Grants funding for up to three years for not-for-profit organisations to provide road safety education and support to pre-learner and novice drivers.

Make your idea reality

If you are part of a not-for-profit organisation, community group, local government or Parents and Citizens group, you could apply for a grant to address local road safety issues.

Since 2015, Community Road Safety Grants have provided over $11 million in grants for road safety education, learner driver mentor programs for young drivers, bicycle and child restraint education, resources and training and heavy vehicle fatigue initiatives.

Visit the Queensland Government Road Safety Grants pages to find out more.

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Apply for a Community Road Safety Grant today! Your idea could be the next one funded.

Applications will open in early 2019.

See how grants are improving community road safety

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Bicycle safety
Cairns Regional Council, Edge Hill State School and the school’s P&C Association installed a ‘virtual neighbourhood’ bicycle education track at the school to deliver an education program for year 3-7 students.
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Fatigue management in FNQ
Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation, Wunthulpu Aboriginal Land Trust and Ayapathu, the traditional owners of the Coen region, built the Wunthulpu Visitor’s centre for travellers between Cairns and Cape York. The Centre, on the Peninsula Development Road at the southern entry into Coen, will provide refreshments and amenities, allowing tourists to take a break and discover the historical and cultural displays of the area.
Learner driver training program
AFL Cape York, Queensland Police and Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE created a learner driver training program to promote road safety awareness among young men from remote communities in the Cape and Torres Strait.
Student safety
Goomeri State School P&C Association, Goomeri & District Chamber of Commerce and Queensland Police Service conducted road safety education programs focusing on bicycle safety for 140 students from Prep to Year 10.
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