Road Safety Community Grants Program

If you have an idea that could help improve or promote road safety in your community or organisation you can apply for up to $5000 for funding under the Road Safety Community Grants Program.

This funding is available to local governments and community groups. 


The next round of the Road Safety Community Grants Program will open on 1 November 2016 and close on 1 December 2016.

Who can apply

The program is open to not-for profit NT-based community and local government organisations and schools. 

Organisations must be incorporated under the NT Associations Act or have an auspicing body incorporated under the Act which can take responsibility for administering, reporting and acquitting the grant on the applicants' behalf. 

Organisations could include scout groups, community art centres, service clubs, schools, local councils and youth groups. 

What can be funded

Your project or initiative must:  

  • promote awareness of local road safety issues and assist the prevention of road crashes
  • foster community support and participation
  • be completed and acquitted within six months of receiving funding.

Previously-funded projects have focused on topics such as pedestrian safety, safer driver behaviour, use of seat belts, drink/drug driving, fatigue, speed, motorcycle and bicycle safety.

Project examples

All of the following are examples of projects.

Activities raising awareness to promote safe road user behaviour  

These include all of the following:

  • signage
  • advertising
  • stickers
  • poster competitions
  • banners
  • roadside speed displays/trailers.

Educational activities and resources 

These include all of the following:

  • brochures
  • short films
  • quizzes
  • displays
  • child restraints
  • safe vehicle workshops.

Initiatives or policies

These could encourage any of the following: 

  • community child restraint hire programs
  • fitment check training
  • community events
  • workplace road safety policies
  • bicycle safety programs.

What can't be funded

All of the following can't be funded:

  • road infrastructure or engineering projects
  • regulatory signage on public roads
  • political nature
  • activity of a commercial or business nature
  • activities that involve gambling, unlawful activity alcohol consumption
  • projects that duplicate existing services available to the community.

How to apply

To apply you must follow these steps: 

Step 1. Read the road safety community grants program guidelines (213.4 kb) before you apply. 

Step 2. Fill in the community grants application form:

All applications must be sent off by the closing date.

Applications should be clearly marked “Road Safety Community Grants”. 

Step 3. Submit your application by email, post or in person.


Road Safety Community Grants Program
Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistic
PO Box 2520
Darwin NT 0801


Road Safety Community Grants Program
Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
1st Floor Energy House
18-20 Cavenagh Street
Phone: 1800 720 144

Last updated: 27 June 2017