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Community road safety grant applications now open

SGT Peter Boyce from the Fassifern Police wants to hear from community groups interested in applying for the latest round of the Community Road Safety grants from the Queensland Government.

“I want to urge local organisations within our police district to consider applying for a grant of up to $20,000 to undertake a road safety initiative.

“Depending on the project, we’d most likely be willing to offer a letter of support and assist in undertaking the project.”

The latest round of the grant program was launched by Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey on Monday.

“Road safety will remain critically important as our communities start to rebuild after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed,” Mr Bailey said.

“Successful initiatives through this scheme have saved lives and raised awareness that road safety is the responsibility of all Queenslanders.”

Mr Bailey said community groups could apply for up to $20,000 for road safety initiatives to address issues in their local area.

“No one knows grassroots community issues better than local groups, schools and the council and I’d encourage them to apply for a grant before July 31.”

The grants scheme has previously funded road safety education, resources and training, learner driver mentor programs, bike education, child restraint information and heavy vehicle fatigue management.

“The 2020 funding round also marks the launch of updated guidelines which are designed to streamline the way organisations can apply for a grant.”

To apply or find out more about the Community Road Safety Grants, visit the Queensland Transport and Main Roads website.