Local Community to Benefit from Road Safety Grants

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward today announced our community will share in Community Road Safety Grants worth a total of $435,375 to fund local road safety awareness projects in NSW.

CareSouth is one of 29 community groups which has benefited from a grant worth $5,000 for Youth Driver Mentoring Program which will aid young people in child protection/homeless situations to gain further road safety skills.

Mr Ward said the program has provided our community with the opportunity to run a local project that will increase road safety awareness and understanding and support safer road use.

“This fifth round of funding was the most competitive to date and 30 projects from 29 applicants have been successful in being granted funding,” Mr Ward said.

“There was certainly a high calibre of candidates and I congratulate CareSouth on their successful proposal.

“Community groups are well placed to connect with their local community on local road safety issues. Community groups can reinforce our road safety messages in targeted ways that can make a real difference in encouraging people to be safer road users.”

The funding of up to $5,000 for small projects and up to $30,000 for larger initiatives has been awarded for local community road safety projects, such as educational programs to increase road safety awareness in communities across the state.

The Community Road Safety Grants program has now funded 137 projects since 2015 and is an important contributor to efforts to drive the road toll towards zero and reduce injuries from road crashes.

Other projects funded around the state include technology to prevent collisions with wildlife; road safety education for refugees, seniors and Aboriginal communities; support for learner driver mentoring programs; workshops for culturally and linguistically diverse communities and people with intellectual disabilities; and an initiative to discourage young drivers from texting and driving.

For more information about the Community Road Safety Grants and the full list of projects please visit: