The Road Safety Grants Programme has supported organizations advocating for the adoption and implementation of evidence-based policies to protect road users since 2012 and improve vehicle safety standards since 2017.

The grants programme is supported by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety.

Safer Road Users and Safer Vehicles

The Global Road Safety Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of the Round 17 Call for Proposals under the Road Safety Grants Programme. In Round 17, GRSP will accept applications for advocacy to strengthen road user policies as well as vehicle safety standards in eligible countries.Please carefully read the call for proposals to determine if you are eligible before you apply. After you log in to our on-line system, select the CN Safer Road Users_RD17 and/or CN Safer Vehicles_RD17.

• Applicants must be registered legal entities in the country of project delivery, capable of
entering into contractual arrangements, receiving foreign funds, and assuming legal and
financial obligations.
• Applicants cannot be recipients of financial support from alcohol, firearms, pornography, or
tobacco industries.
• The Road Safety Grants Programme does not fund individuals.
• If you are a current grantee organization, please discuss development of a Concept Note
with your focal person in GRSP.
What kind of projects will be funded?
Proposals must focus on policy reform or policy implementation that will lead to substantial
reductions in road traffic injuries and deaths. The Road Safety Grants Programme supports
organizations advocating for passage and implementation of comprehensive policies (legislation,
regulations, standards, etc.) to address road user behavioural risk factors and vehicle safety. In
Road User Behavioural Risk Factors
• Speed: A speed limit law with a maximum urban speed limit of 50km/h and the power of
local authorities to reduce speed limits to ensure safe speeds locally.
• Drink driving: A national drink-driving law based on Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of
0.05g/dl or lower for the general population and a BAC of 0.02g/dl or lower for novice
• Helmets: A helmet law that applies to all drivers and passengers, on all roads and all engine
types and requires the helmet to be fastened and which makes reference to a particular
helmet standard.
• Seat-belts: A seat-belt law that applies to all private vehicle occupants in front and rear
• Child restraints: A child restraint law based on age, weight or height and the existence of a
law that applies age and height restrictions to a child sitting in the front seat.
Vehicle Safety
Support strengthening vehicle safety regulations and ensure that the following five safety
regulations are applied to light duty vehicles:
• Occupant protection in front collisions
• Occupant protection in lateral collisions
• Seat belts and seat belt anchorages
• Electronic stability control
• Pedestrian protection
The Road Safety Grants Programme also supports organizations to support the implementation of
policies to address road user behavioural risk factors (in all the 14 countries mentioned above) and
vehicle safety (in Colombia Mexico only). Some approaches might include:
• Social marketing and media activities to raise public awareness of legislation and on-going

  1. What kind of projects will NOT be funded?
    The Road Safety Grants Programme does not fund education programmes (school-based or
    otherwise). It does not fund basic research or academic studies. Nor does it fund the purchase of
    equipment or funding of road infrastructure.
    Systematic surveys of compliance of road safety policies as well as projects to strengthen health data
    collection are being undertaken separately with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies and are
    not funded through the Road Safety Grants Programme.How much funding can a project receive?
    Proposals can be submitted for grants up to a maximum amount of 120,000 Swiss francs (CHF) for a project of no more than 24 months.


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