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Road Safety Trust

The Road Safety Trust, an independent charitable trust, works to support projects and research that will make the UK’s roads safer for all road users and reduce the numbers of people killed or injured on UK roads.

The Trust provides funding to public and professional UK organisations, including charities and university departments, for projects that are innovative and will enhance the knowledge and practice of the road safety community. Projects should focus on engineering, infrastructure and technological measures, while recognising the contribution of education and enforcement to these measures.

The objectives of the grant programme are to:

  • Generate new knowledge about what works.
  • Translate ideas into new measures.
  • Influence road safety policy and practice.
  • Support partnership working and collaboration.

There are two strands of funding:

  • Major themed grants focus on a theme each year. In 2021 the Trust is inviting applications under the specific theme of ‘How can technology be used to reduce road offending and improve road safety?’
  • The Small Grants Programme aims to improve road safety at a local level. Projects do not have to be linked to the major theme. Eligible projects are pilots/trials, expanding successful trials across a new area, and/or the evaluation of interventions. Projects should have the potential for being brought to scale – with the ultimate goal of reducing deaths and injuries both locally and across the UK.

The next round of the Major Themed Grants Programme opened on 25 February 2021 and will close on 19 April 2021 (5pm).

The next round of the Small Grants Programme will open in September 2021.

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