Road Safety Grants Programme for NGOs in Low & Middle Income Countries

Deadline: 3 August 2015

The Global Road Safety Partnership is currently calling for Proposals for Round 8 of its Road Safety Grants Programme. Organizations seeking funding to promote policy change and implementation will be required to submit a short concept note for consideration.

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Initiated in early 2012 with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the primary objective of the Road Safety Grants Programme is to support civil society organizations in selected low- and middle-income countries to advocate for policy change to protect road users. It also supports civil society organizations to promote the successful implementation of evidence-based policies.

Since its inception, the programme has awarded 38 grants to 27 civil society organizations in 8 countries. In 2015, with continued funding under the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, the programme is expanding to include new cities and countries.

Funding & Project Timelines

Applications may be submitted for up to CHF 120,000 and not exceeding 24 months in duration.

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Eligible Countries and Cities

Eligibility Criteria

  • Concept notes will be accepted from civil society organizations applying to work on policy change or policy implementation, on national, provincial, or municipal levels, in the above mentioned countries.
  • Civil society organizations applying to work on policy change or policy implementation in the mentioned cities are also eligible.
  • Applications will also be considered from civil society organizations in Brazil, Cambodia, Kenya, Mexico and Turkey which propose to contribute to on-going advocacy campaigns already supported by the Road Safety Grants Programme.
  • All applications must be written in English.
  • Priority will be given to applications focusing on policy change related to the following road safety behavioral risk factors: drinking and driving, helmet wearing, seat belt use, child restraint use and speeding. Campaigns focusing on omnibus legislation or mobility legislation with one or more specific behavioral risk factor policy objectives may also be considered.
  • Applicant organizations may submit more than one concept note.
  • The following are not eligible for funding
    • School or youth targeted education programmes
    • Research projects
    • Purchase of equipment
    • Funding of road infrastructure
    • Purchase of trinkets/campaign merchandise

How to Apply

Applicants can submit their applications online. Access to the grants management system can be accessed through the website. Notice of the outcome of the selection process will be sent to applicants Friday 18 September 2015. Selected applicants will then be invited to submit full applications for funding.

For more information, please visit Road Safety Call for Proposals.



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  1. Avatar vidya sagar oruganti says

    It is really a Humanitarian Initiative.Rural energy for Environment Development society(REEDS) as an NGO, we are Inviting the efforts of the Donors,because,accordig to the sources, there are about 20,000 Deaths/anm, in combined andhrapradesh,in one of the south Indian states,because of various reasons,only because of not taking Road safety Measures,there is a need of Initiatives by the civil societies.
    vidya sagar oruganti.


    We are an indian ngo working in assam state of india interested to execute developmental programme of national and international social organizations in our region.