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Funding For Road Safety Initiatives

A Scottish Government fund is open for organisations wishing to improve road safety.

The Road Safety Framework  Fund has available £425,000 :

to identify and support innovative or novel ideas to encourage speed compliance, protect existing or future drivers and motorcyclists and to help protect vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.

Organisations will have to match fund any award granted.

Michael MathesonMichael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity in the Scottish Government said:

“Progressively improving Scotland’s record on road safety requires innovative ideas from new and existing partners.

“The Road Safety Framework Fund for 2019 supports potentially high impact and novel ideas which can help improve road safety, while at the same time supporting organisations evaluate previous projects to better understand their effectiveness.

“Evaluation and evidence of road safety initiatives is key to continuously reducing the number of people killed or injured on Scotland’s roads and we recognise that this can require resource and skills beyond the means of some organisations.

“This said, evaluation, equally, cannot be a barrier to the next generation of potentially lifesaving initiatives, which is why I am delighted we can again provide support through our Road Safety Framework Fund for 2019 for both ideas and for evidence.”

Road Safety Framework Fund

The fund aims to find innovative ideas to tackle the priority areas of:

  • Speed – increasing the proportion of vehicles travelling at appropriate speeds on Scotland’s roads to support reducing road casualty numbers
  • Motorcyclists – improve safety for motorcyclists by reducing the number suffering injury accidents
  • Age – including pre-drivers of school age, the 17 – 25 age group, and older drivers
  • Vulnerable road users – such as cyclists and pedestrians

Closing date  Thursday 26 September 2019

Road Safety Evaluation Fund

Closing date Thursday 26 September 2019

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