Apply for a road safety grant

The Towards Zero Road Safety Grants program offers funding for community projects that improve or promote road safety in our community and organisations.

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There are two types of grants you can apply for.

Quick response grants

Grants up to $1,000 are available for activities or events that encourage and engage the community in responsible road user behaviours and cultures.

Community grants

Community grants up to $5,000 are available for activities and events taking place in the 2019 to 2020 financial year.

Applications seeking more funding for large scale or more complex initiatives will also be assessed and may be approved under specific conditions.

Not-for-profit organisations, local governments, schools, sporting clubs or community groups based in the Northern Territory can apply.

Organisations must:

  • be incorporated under the NT Associations Act 2003
  • or have an auspicing body that is incorporated under the NT Associations Act that is willing to accept responsibility for administration, reporting and acquittal of the grant on the applicant’s behalf.

You cannot apply as an individual or commercial organisation.

You can apply for funding for the following:

  • promotional activities that raise awareness and promote safe road user behaviours
  • educational activities and other resources that foster safe road user behaviours
  • initiatives, research or policies that influence positive responsible community behaviours and cultures
  • events or event initiatives that have a road safety outcome or promote road safety such as community safety days and free vehicle health check events.

Your project will need to have a clear link to at least one of the Towards Zero Road Safety Action Plan 2018-22 priority areas.

For examples of previously funded projects or to read the action plan, go to the Towards Zero website.

Projects that will not be funded include:

  • road engineering, infrastructure or capital works projects, including regulatory signage
  • any activity of political, commercial or business nature
  • set-up or running costs of a commercial business
  • purchase of capital equipment including hardware or software
  • development and maintenance of web sites
  • activities or events based outside the Northern Territory
  • retrospective funding for projects, functions, services that have already started or been purchased
  • activities by state or federal government agencies
  • wages/salaries including professional workforce development projects such as funding to attend training and conferences. Speaker fees of road safety experts can be funded.
  • events that involve gambling, unlawful activity or the consumption of alcohol. Road safety promotion activities at such events can be funded.
  • projects that duplicate existing services available to the community
  • deficit budgets
  • items that the panel assess as not meeting the aims of the grants program.

You can apply for either the community or quick response grant on the GrantsNT website.

Applications for community grants close on 12 July 2019.

Applications for quick response grants close on 30 April 2020.

Find out more about GrantsNT.

For more information or assistance, call the road safety grants program manager on 1800 720 144 or 08 8924 7305, or email roadsafety@nt.gov.au.

Last updated: 10 July 2019

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