NSW Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen has encouraged local groups to put forward their ideas for programs designed to improve road safety in their own community.

Round six of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Community Road Safety Grants program has recently opened, and aims to bring people with a passion and commitment for road safety together and support their ideas to lower the road toll.

“There are two categories of grants that are available: one for smaller projects with up to $5000 available for each idea and another for more substantial projects, worth up to $30,000,” Mr Johnsen said.

“Almost 170 projects have been delivered across the state thanks to the Community Road Safety Grants Program, including 30 projects in the last financial year.

“Applications for round six are now open with community groups invited to submit ideas for local road safety projects by August 31.”

More information about the program and how to submit an application can be found at: http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/aboutthecentre/communitygrants/.