Durkan launches new Road Safety Grant Scheme

Admin 2 Press Releases, Stormont

Individuals and groups in the voluntary and community sector can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to develop and run road safety projects.
Mark H Durkan said: “We all share the road, so we should all share the responsibility. Community engagement plays a key part in making that happen. These grants seek to engage and empower individuals, communities and organisations to practise good road safety. If you have concerns about road safety and can deliver an innovative, community-led road safety project then DOE can provide financial support to help you achieve your goal.”
To qualify, groups must be properly constituted, have a bank account and be able to complete the project by 4 March 2016.
The Minister continued: “I recognise what a valuable part the voluntary and community sector play in reducing death and injury on our roads.
“As part of DOE’s road safety community engagement activity, I launched the new ‘Share the Road to Zero Community Toolkit’ earlier this week. My Department has produced this toolkit to enable community organisations and leaders to discuss road safety with people in the community.
“In 2014, 79 people were killed on our roads. The only way to reduce these deaths is for everyone on the road to make better choices and safer decisions, on every journey.”
A funding application pack is available to download from the NIDirect websiteexternal link
The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 10 July 2015.

Admin 2Durkan launches new Road Safety Grant Scheme