Road Safety Grants Programme: Up to 120,000 Swiss francs (CHF) for a Project
Applications are now open for the Road Safety Grants Programme to support projects to develop and deliver high-impact, evidence-based road safety interventions designed to strengthen road safety policies and their implementation.
The programme is managed by the Global Road Safety Partnership, one of the implementing partners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS).
BIGRS focuses on improving and implementing evidence-based road safety policies (including laws, regulations, and standards) in 15 low- and middle-income countries.
Programme has supported organizations advocating for the adoption and implementation of evidence-based policies to protect road users. In January 2017, GRSP expanded the scope to include advocacy for strengthening vehicle safety standards in addition to road user policies in eligible countries.
Proposals can be submitted for grants up to a maximum amount of 120,000 Swiss francs (CHF) for a project of no more than 24 months.
The Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety focuses on improving and implementing evidence-based road safety policies (including laws, regulations, and standards) in a number of low- and middle-income countries. A number of evidence-based interventions aimed at reducing road traffic deaths and injuries are included in BIGRS. The Road Safety Grants Programme focuses exclusively on the passage and implementation of evidence-based policies which address key behavioural risk factors (speeding, drink driving, lack of seatbelt use, lack of child restraint use, bor lack of helmet use) and vehicle safety standards.
Which countries are eligible to apply?
Applications addressing national level road safety policy reform and/or its implementation with comprehensive provisions on road user behavioural risk factors will be accepted from Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Uganda, Ukraine and Vietnam.
Applications addressing national level vehicle safety regulations reform and/or vehicle safety regulations implementation will only be accepted from Mexico.
Given the prevailing situation in Ukraine, the process and timeline for grant selection and finalization may be adjusted as needed.
Who can apply for a grant?
Governmental and non-governmental organizations in the nominated countries can apply for grants within the following parameters:
Governmental organizations with relevant authority over road safety policy and/or its implementation. Road police and military agencies are not eligible to apply.
Non-governmental organizations (including but not limited to civil society organizations and educational institutions) with relevant advocacy experience on policy reform and/or its implementation
Applicants must be registered legal entities in the country of project delivery, capable of entering into contractual arrangements, receiving foreign funds, and assuming legal and financial obligations.
Applicants cannot be recipients of financial support from alcohol, firearms, pornography, or tobacco industries.
The Road Safety Grants Programme does not fund individuals.
If you are a current grantee organization, please discuss development of a Concept Note with your focal person in GRSP.
For more information, visit https://www.grsproadsafety.org/programmes/grants-programme/