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Community Road Safety grants available to local groups

Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has announced that local road safety initiative shave the opportunity to receive a welcome boost with applications now open for the third round of the NSW Government’s Community Road Safety Grants program.

“The Community Road Safety Grants program supports community organisations to work with their local communities to improve road safety in their areas,”Katrina said.

“I encourage all community groups to apply for these grants as local knowledge is vitally important in identifying and addressing local road safety issues.” 

Katrina said some of the successful applicants last year included projects to raise awareness around pedestrian and motorcycle safety, road rules awareness workshops for culturally and linguistically diverse groups as well as people with intellectual disabilities.

“We all have a role to play in making our roads safer. Last year 384 people lost their lives on our roads and every year more than 12,000 people are seriously injured,” Katrina said.

“These are not just numbers, they are real people lost to their families, friends and communities forever.

“It’s time for everyone to think about how they can contribute to improving road safety in their everyday lives and in their local areas to help us drive our road toll Towards Zero.”

The Government will award up to $1.6 million in grants over four years through the program using a competitive process.

Two categories of grants are available: one for smaller projects with up to $5,000 available for each idea and another for more substantial projects, worth up to $30,000. Community groups are invited to submit their local road safety projects by 5pm on Sunday 23 July. 

Community-based organisations can get more information about the grants, and submit their application, by visiting
http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/aboutthecentre/communitygrants/
.

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