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Victoria launches 2024 Road Safety Grants program

Two separate grants form part of a program that aims to help improve road safety in Victoria

The Victorian government has announced that this year’s road safety grant program has officially opened. 

The government says Victorian community groups and organisations can apply for a share of $600,000 funding to help improve road safety in local communities. 

“People living and working in communities are in the best position to identify road safety issues that are unique to their areas, and we want to support them to find solutions,” Victorian roads and road safety minister Melissa Horne says. 

“This program supports community groups to contribute to creating a safe environment for all road users and encourages a culture that prioritises road safety.” 

The Victorian government says organisations can apply for road safety support grants of up to $50,000 and road safety collaboration grants of up to $150,000. 

Most recently the Clontarf Foundation received a collaboration grant that aims to provide access to a Graduated Licencing System through professional driving lessons and road safety education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. 

Non-profit organisation Victoria Walks has also received a collaboration grant for a project which aims to promote the development of road and street environments that support safe and active travel. 

“Supporting Victorian community groups and organisations to improve road safety isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, which is why these grants are so important to addressing local issues,” Transport Accident Commission CEO Tracey Slatter says. 

The Victorian government says the program will close on April 3. 

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