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Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council (CGRC) Local Traffic Committee is encouraging community groups, charities and not-for-profit organisations across the region to apply for grants to develop road safety projects in the area.

The next round is open until 31 August 2020. Grants of up to $5000 are available for road safety projects that involve community engagement. These projects should improve road safety awareness in local communities. Larger grants of up to $30,000 are also available. Detailed project plans will need to be provided for these grants, showing expenditure, project stages and time frames.

The types of projects that receive grants include locally run projects that will help increase road safety awareness and support safer road use. Encourage safer road user behaviour and reduce road trauma and contribute to achieving targets in the NSW Road Safety Plan 2021 for reducing deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

Local Traffic Committee Chair, CGRC Councillor Charlie Sheahan, encouraged local groups to apply for funding.

“We have cycling groups, motorcycling groups, walking groups and other charity organisations within the region that could apply for grants to conduct education programs suited to their members or wider community,” Cr Sheahan said.

The objectives of Community Road Safety Grants projects are to:

  • Facilitate opportunities for community organisations to work with their communities to improve road safety
  • Develop and implement local projects that improve road safety
  • Contribute to achieving targets in the NSW Road Safety Plan 2021

Community groups are invited to submit ideas for local road safety projects by August 31, more information can be found by following

Photo and caption: CGRC Councillor Charlie Sheahan, urges community organisations to consider applying for grants to fund road safety awareness and education programs through the Community Road Safety Grants Program.