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Applications invited for road safety funding

16 January 2019

Story from Road Safety GB.

The grant funding is being provided by the GEM Road Safety Charity, who is keen to receive applications from community groups, charities, foundations, professional bodies, road safety organisations, partnerships, schools and colleges.

The deadline for applications, which can include anything from educational initiatives through to research, is 31st January.

Established in 1985, the GEM Road Safety Charity has funded many projects and initiatives designed to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the UK’s roads.

Previous examples include:

  • Blue Light Aware, a video resource offering simple tips on how to stay safe and legal when assisting an emergency vehicle
  • Project EDWARD - which also was awarded a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in 2018 .
  • The Hampshire Older Driver’s Forum - which was Highly Commended in 2015.
  • Cycle Smart Foundation – to fund a new website
  • Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers – to help pay for advanced rider training

Neil Worth, GEM road safety officer and clerk to the GEM Road Safety Charity, said: “More than ever, the charity needs evidence that any award it makes will be used to support a well-researched identified need.

“Additionally, please include clear evidence of your project’s road safety benefit, and of the proposed wider impact, as well as a robust evaluation mechanism.

“If your proposal can satisfy these (and other) requirements, and you can show how you will keep people safe on our roads, then you will find the trustees enthusiastic to discuss how they may be able to assist you.”

Further information on applying and an online application form can be found via the GEM website.

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