Sunshine Coast schools, councils, community groups and not-for-profit organisations are being encouraged to apply for a 2020 Community Road Safety Grant.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said applications for the State Government-funded scheme have now opened.
“Road safety will remain critically important as our communities start to rebuild after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed,” Mr Bailey said.
“Successful initiatives through this scheme have saved lives and raised awareness road safety is the responsibility of all Queenslanders.
Mr Bailey said community groups could apply for up to $20,000 for road safety initiatives to address issues in their local area.
“Since 2013, more than $20 million has been awarded through the grants scheme to 375 projects across the state – including many on the Sunshine Coast,” he said.
“Last year alone four community groups on the Sunshine Coast shared nearly $50,000 to improve road safety in the region.
“No one knows grassroots community issues better than local groups, schools and the council and I’d encourage them to apply for a grant before 31 July”.
Mr Bailey said the scheme had previously funded road safety education, resources and training, learner driver mentor programs, bike education, child restraint information and heavy vehicle fatigue management.
“The State Government is proud to launch the 2020 grants scheme, which is another way we can support Queenslanders during this difficult period.”
“The 2020 funding round also marks the launch of updated guidelines which are designed to streamline the way organisations can apply for a grant.”
To apply or find out more about the Community Road Safety Grants, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/roadsafetygrants.
Community Road Safety Grants awarded on the Sunshine Coast in 2019
– Nambour Community Centre received $19,560 for its program – Driving Disadvantaged Women – Driver Education for women 25+.
– Buderim Mountain Primary P&C Association received $16,800 the for the Buderim Mountain Community Road Safety Responsibility Education Program.
– The Sunshine Coast Regional Council received $10,000 for its StreetShare Road Safety Campaign, and
– the Landsborough Primary P&C Association received $3,500 for its road safety campaign.