Road Safety Trust - Small Grants Programme

Aims/priorities: The main aim of the Small Grants Programme is to improve road safety at a local level.

The funding is for supporting measurable interventions that link to local priorities and show a proposed link to reducing casualties either directly or through clear interim measures.

Eligible projects are:

  • Pilots/trial.
  • Expanding successful trials across a new area.
  • Evaluation of interventions.

Projects should have the potential for being brought to scale, with the ultimate goal of reducing deaths and injuries both locally and across the UK.

During the 2020 funding round, the Trust particularly encourages applications that respond to changing road use and emerging road safety issues as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Who can apply? Applications are accepted from both public and professional UK organisations including:

  • Local Authorities.
  • Police Forces.
  • Fire and Rescue Services.
  • UK-based registered charities.
  • Not-for-profit social enterprises..
  • Community Interest Companies.
  • University departments.

Private commercial enterprises and not-for-profit businesses will be considered for funding as long as their proposed project is charitable, for the public benefit and in line with the Trust’s funding priorities.


Grant amount: Between £20,000 to £50,000 over a two-year period. Applications for 100% funding will not be supported. Applicants are required to provide some of the costs of their project from other sources.

Application process: Applications should be made through the Road Safety Trust’s online application portal which can be accessed from the Trust's website.

Deadline: 21 October 2020

Contact information: Email

Website address:


over £25,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Covid 19
Unpublish Date: 
Wednesday, 21 October, 2020