The Territory Government is working towards improving road safety through empowering local community groups at the grass-roots level to deliver effective education and awareness programs and activities that will help keep people safe on our roads.
$20,000 of Toward Zero Quick Response Grants are available for organisations to bring their road safety ideas to fruition.
Educational programs, funded through these grants, will run from 16 to 23 May, during National Road Safety Week.
National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, collaborating with road safety organisations and Local, State, Territory, and Federal Governments across Australia.
National Road Safety Week forms part of the Territory Government’s Towards Zero Road Safety Action Plan, and aims to raise awareness that road safety is everyone’s responsibility.
The quick response grants will provide eligible groups and organisations up to $1000 for initiatives that promote improving safer behaviour and culture on our roads.
This year, we are encouraging all schools, community groups, sporting clubs, not-for-profits organisations, and local governments to get involved and champion their own initiative this National Road Safety Week.
Recently, the Territory Government invested close to $90,000 towards 18 organisations towards 2020-2021 Road Safety Grants.
Towards Zero Quick Response Grants of between $500 and $1,000 are available until 31 May 2021 for organisation that have an activity that encourages and engages the community in responsible road user behaviours and cultures.
To apply online visit the Grants NT website.
Quotes from the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler:
“We are doing everything we can to raise awareness of road safety in the Territory and it’s important to remember that every person whose life is taken or impacted by road trauma belongs to a family, a community, a school group, a sporting group.
“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and the Toward Zero Quick Response Grants mean that the road safety message is getting out to communities at the grass roots level.
“This year we have seen workshops, ride safe to school programs, mobile speed signage and e-learning tools – all great ways to get the road safety message out.”