Community Road Safety Grants

Community road safety grants

Our grants help community groups across NSW to develop small-scale, local projects. These projects increase road safety awareness in local communities and promote safer behaviours on our roads. 

Round 10 of the Community Road Safety Grants program will open in August 2024.

Projects must align with the 2026 Road Safety Action Plan and help reduce road trauma. 


Projects should align with the Safe System approach to road safety.
The Safe System ensures safe roads, safe speeds, safe people and safe vehicles are applied together so the road system not only keeps us moving, but keeps us safe and protected. 

About the grants

What funding is available?

There are two categories of grants available. 

$5000 category 

$30,000 category 

Grants up to $5000 are available for local community road safety projects. These projects should increase road safety awareness in specific community groups or locations.  

A limited number of $30,000 road safety grants are also available. These projects are larger and involve a broader reach within the community.  

Who can apply?

Only community-based and charity/not-for-profit organisations in NSW can apply, including: 

  • incorporated community associations 
  • community trusts 
  • registered not-for-profits/charities 
  • social enterprises. 

Who can’t apply?

  • private businesses 
  • individuals 
  • research organisations 
  • government organisations 
  • local councils (we fund the Local Government Road Safety Program
  • schools and early childhood services (we fund the Road Safety Education Program
  • projects that already receive funding or sponsorship from us 
  • organisations that present road safety programs directly to school students or children in early childhood services (we fund the Road Safety Education Program
  • infrastructure projects that would normally fall under the local council responsibility. 

How do I apply, and who can help?

Applications will only be accepted via the SmartyGrants portal. This will be live in August 2024.

If you have any questions, email us at 

You can also call and leave a message on 02 8265 7372 and we will be in touch. 

Grant recipients

Successful projects – Round 9, 2023 

The Community Road Safety Grants program provides community groups and charity/not-for-profit organisations across NSW with the opportunity to deliver local safety projects. Locally run projects will help increase road safety and support safer road use.  

The successful applicants for Round 9 are:


Project Description 

2MFM – Muslim Community Radio 

An eight-episode bilingual radio series and on-air safety messages on youth road safety, addressing behavioural factors, prevention, and personal stories to raise awareness and promote safer driving behaviours among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. 

Boys to the Bush Ltd 

A preventive intervention charity, Boys to the Bush will facilitate in-situ road safety awareness training for its 100+ workforce in 2024. 

Clontarf Foundation 

Supports senior Aboriginal male students to become safer, more confident drivers and obtain their driver's licence through driver safety sessions and professional driving lessons. 

Colly Connected Indigenous Corporation 

This project aims to increase road safety awareness and understanding and to support safer road use through education about safer behaviours that help reduce road trauma. 

Community Activities Lake Macquarie Inc (CALM) 

Facilitates the provision of high-quality helmets and engaging road safety information on bikes and scooters to children and young people receiving our youth and family support services. 

Gulgong Liquor Accord Inc 

Provides service to the local community by picking up and dropping off people as a safe alternative to drink driving. This courtesy bus serves to keep local people safe by operating 5pm until midnight. 

Gymea Community Aid & Information Service 

Supports new arrivals to Australia with a better understanding of road rules, driver behaviour, pedestrian and cyclist safety, and practising driving to support safer road use. 

Healthy Cities Illawarra 

A social campaign with a mission to make cycling safer by putting a human face to people who ride bikes. 

Illawarra Multicultural Services Incorporated 

Helps newly arrived refugees in the Illawarra to navigate NSW road rules, emphasising shared community responsibility. Targets speeding, hazards and vehicle safety to help reduce crashes. 

Metro Assist 

A holistic safety driving program instilling a culture of vigilant and prudent driving among newcomers who are first-time drivers in Australia through a better understanding of traffic rules and safe driving practices. 

Mobility and Accessibility for Children in Australia Ltd 

Promotes and delivers training for 50 NSW health professionals and 40 specialty product suppliers to improve road safety outcomes for children with disabilities as passengers in motor vehicles. 

NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) 

Provides up to 250 hours of subsidised driving lessons to newly arrived Yazidi (Ezidi) refugees in Armidale to help them become proficient and safe drivers. 

Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW LTD 

Provides subsidised driver education through an online intervention program for 200 young people under the age of 25. 

Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Ltd (PCYC 


A learner driver mentor program connecting disadvantaged youth to trained community volunteers, driving instructors and road safety workshops to support the journey to obtaining a provisional licence. 

Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services 

Provides opportunities for driving lessons, car maintenance and repairs for vulnerable women and youth who have been subjected to domestic and family violence. 

ShoreTrack Ltd 

Delivers a driver education and training program targeting disengaged youth to help them gain required practice hours in a reasonable timeframe, helping them become safer drivers. 

St George Sutherland Community College 

Empowers people with disabilities in road safety; helping to increase safety awareness and teach adaptable skills for safer daily commutes within wider communities. 

Survive The Ride Association of NSW 

Provides free workshops for motorcycle riders in rural NSW to improve risk management when riding. 

We Care Connect 

Keeps vulnerable children in the Central Coast and Hunter regions safe through the provision of appropriate, safe car seats. 

You can find details about other projects in our complete list of Rounds 1 to 8 successful applicants (PDF, 200.02 KB)

Case studies

Towards Zero Collaboration Hub

Information and resources about implementing road safety projects in your local community is available on the Towards Zero Collaboration Hub.