The Road Safety Trust an independent grant giving trust that contributes to improvements in safety on the roads of the UK by funding research into road safety and for the development of practical measures and trial or demonstration projects. The Trust aims to make a tangible difference on the roads via its Strategic Priorities which are:
- Research that informs
- Pilots that test
- Dissemination that reaches
- Advocacy that influences
The objectives of the Grant Programme are to generate new knowledge about what works, translate ideas into new measures, to influence Road Safety Policy and Practice and support partnership working and collaboration. The theme for funding in 2019 is ‘Innovative traffic calming and provision for vulnerable road users.
Grants of up to £200,000 are available for up to three years and are made in response to proposals submitted by applicants as there is no formal application form. Requests for 100% funding are not normally supported.
In September 2019 a new Small Grants programme will open for bids between £10,000 and £30,000 that are designed to make a tangible improvement to road safety in local communities.
The Trust is especially keen to support measures that combine approaches to casualty reduction. Supported projects will a be expected to give an indication of the benefits to road safety that may be expected from the research or from any practical intervention that may be supported and how these benefits have been calculated.
UK based organisations (both public and professional associations), registered charities and university departments. Annual application rounds apply.
Examples of projects previously funded can be found here: https://roadsafetytrust.org.uk/360-giving/
The closing date is 21st June 2019.