Road Safety Trust small grants

23rd September 2019

The Road Safety Trust small grants programme is open for applications. Charities and not-for-profit social enterprises can apply for grants of £10,000 to £30,000 for a pilot, trial or evaluation of a practical road safety intervention that supports local priorities for casualty reduction.

All projects should have other sources of funding, either cash or in-kind.

Each application should have a lead organisation which must be a UK local public sector organisation or a UK-based registered charity, not-for-profit social enterprise or community interest company. An element of partnership working is expected in all projects.

Grants criteria

Applications will be assessed against how well they meet the following criteria:

  • “The project is for a pilot, trial or evaluation of a practical road safety intervention.
  • Has a clear objective/purpose and a clear expression of who it is aimed at and how it will improve road safety for public benefit.
  • Supports local priorities for casualty reduction.
  • Supports the objectives of our grant programme.
  • Has a clear method, plan and timeline.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of relevant practice (eg. has it been trialled elsewhere and what were the results?).
  • Demonstrates knowledge of relevant regulations and guidance as appropriate.
  • Outlines sound management of the project and experience of the project team and partners.
  • Encompasses partnership working and collaboration.
  • Details financial aspects and budget including additional sources of funding.
  • Covers ethical and privacy issues.”


Please read the guidance notes before completing the application form.
The deadline for applications is 20 December 2019.



Other road safety funds

The Road Safety Trust will make funding available for larger projects and for research in 2020. It will open a new funding round with the theme of “How can technology be used to reduce road offending and promote safe driving?”. Larger grants up to £200,000 will be available over three years