Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts has approved $250,887 in funding for local community initiatives which will boost road safety across the State.
The Road Safety Community Grants Program is allocated with funds from red light and speed cameras in the Road Trauma Trust Account (RTTA).
The grants are allocated to support community involvement in road safety initiatives and in the promotion of road safety messages to the public throughout the year.
As stated by Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts:
“I really welcome these initiatives.
“There’s such a variety from small grants to large grants and what it shows is road safety begins with all of us.
“The range of community groups that have been funded shows the depth of concern within the community and the exciting and imaginative ways that people are responding to the need to save lives on our roads.
“I particularly welcome the Project grants to Clontarf and iHelp, which will support Aboriginal people through the process of completing their supervised driving hours to gain their driver’s licence.
“This will not only improve road safety but also enhance future employment opportunities.
“The community can be reassured that all of the funds paid into the RTTA – funds raised through speed and red-light cameras – are put into road safety initiatives, including grass roots community programs like these, to save lives on our roads.”