Community Road Safety Grants

The Queensland Government offers funding to community groups for projects that address road safety issues in support of the Queensland Road Safety Strategy 2015–2021 strategic objectives and associated action plan.

The grants aim to:

  • provide opportunities for community organisations to deliver local road safety initiatives with a road safety and educational benefit
  • drive a fundamental culture change and attitude to road safety in local communities
  • encourage innovative new ideas that address current and future local road safety issues.

2019 Community Road Safety Grants

Applications for the 2019 Round of the grants open Sunday 5 May 2019.  Project Grant applications will be accepted up to midnight Friday 7 June 2019.  Late applications will not be accepted.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is offering grants up to a maximum of $20,000 for short term, small scale road safety projects across:

  1. Safer seniors road safety education and awareness
  2. Seatbelts education and awareness (in rural and remote communities)
  3. Pedestrian education and awareness
  4. Bicycle safety and education and road safety awareness (Kindergarten/Primary School)
  5. Childhood road safety education and awareness (Kindergarten/Primary School)
  6. Motorcycle safety education and awareness
  7. Fatigue education and awareness
  8. Road safety education and awareness (general community).

For more information on eligibility criteria, please refer to the 2019 Community Road Safety Grants Guidelines and reference materials located under Forms and resources.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads requires that organisations make contact with the local Road Safety team to discuss the project proposal prior to making application.  Contact details can be found in the 2019 Community Road Safety Grants Project Guidelines.

Who can apply for funding?

The Community Road Safety Grants are open to:

  • not-for-profit organisations or fixed trusts – limited by guarantee (registered as a charity)
  • incorporated organisations
  • local government entities
  • Queensland Police Service
  • Kindergartens and Schools
  • Parents and Citizens’ (P&C) and Parents and Friends’ (P&F) Associations – in partnership with schools.

How to apply

Community Road Safety Grants are managed via the online grants management system (Enquire).

You will be required to register yourself and your organisation prior to completing the project grant application form. Organisation registrations will be accepted from Sunday 5 May 2019 until Monday 3 June 2019.

If you have previously registered your organisation, you will not need to re-register.

The registration process includes the need to register as an individual in the first instance and then once prompted to ‘Associate Account’ (which means enter your organisation’s details) and include the required documentation, such as:

  • Evidence of incorporation / not-for-profit status
  • A valid bank account in the name of the legal entity identified on the application form.

On completing and submitting the requested documentation, the Community Road Safety Grants team will conduct an eligibility assessment of the organisation and advise via email of the organisation’s eligibility to apply for a grant.

Note:  When assessing a registration, the Department of Transport and Main Roads may request further information. The organisation must respond to by the requested date or the organisation may be deemed ineligible. Any applications submitted by an organisation assessed to be not eligible will not be accepted.

For more information on how to navigate and use the Enquire system, please refer to the Training guide for Enquire Client Portal Users.

Forms and resources

  1. 2019 Community Road Safety Grants Project Guidelines
  2. Community Road Safety Grants - Safer Seniors Road Safety Projects Framework
  3. Community Road Safety Grants – Integrated Bike and Road Safety Education and Awareness Projects Framework
  4. Sample Application – Safer Seniors Project
  5. Sample Application - Seatbelts Education and Awareness Project
  6. Sample Application – Pedestrian Education Project
  7. Sample Application -  Integrated Bike and Road Safety Education Project
  8. Sample Application – Childhood Road Safety Education Project
  9. Sample Application – Motorcycle Safety Project
  10. Sample Application – Fatigue Education Project
  11. Sample Application – Community Road Safety Education Project
  12. Training Guide for Enquire Client Portal Users
  13. 2019 Community Road Safety Grants Branding Guidelines
  14. Photo Guide Fact Sheet
  15. Photo Consent Form
  16. Conflict of Interest Form
  17. Template – 2019 Round Community Road Safety Grants Application Form
  18. Poster - 2019 Round Community Road Safety Grants
  19. DL Flyer - 2019 Round Community Road Safety Grants

Previous grant recipients

View a full list of the Successful Community Road Safety Grantees (DOCX) from previous rounds.

Contact us

Contact the Community Road Safety Grants team on telephone 1300 186 159 or email if you have any questions or require assistance with your online application.