Global Road Safety Partnership’s Advocacy and Grants Programme

The Global Road Safety Partnership’s Advocacy and Grants Programme aims to promote the adoption and implementation of effective road safety policies in low- and middle-income countries.
Globally, road safety legislation addressing behavioural risk factors (child restraints, drink driving, helmets, seat-belts and speed) does not meet internationally good practice. For example, the World Health Organization’s 2015 Global Status Report reveals that fewer than 30% of the world’s population live in countries with good practice legislation on helmets, speed or child restraints. Passage and implementation of evidence-based road safety legislation addressing behavioural risk factors is recognized as one important way to improve road user behaviour and reduce road crash injuries and deaths.

In 2010, Bloomberg Philanthropies launched the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries. The Road Safety Advocacy and Grants Programme managed by GRSP supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact, evidence-based road safety interventions designed to strengthen road safety policies and their implementation. GRSP supports organizations through provision of funding, technical assistance and capacity building. To date more than 40 grants have been awarded to organizations in 8 countries.

Who can apply for a grant

Governmental and non-governmental organizations based in eligible countries and cities can apply for grants within the following parameters:
  • Governmental organizations with relevant authority over road safety policy and/ or its implementation.  Road police and military agencies are not eligible to apply.
  • Non-governmental organizations (including but not limited to civil society organizations and educational institutions) with relevant advocacy experience on policy reform/and or its implementation
  • Applicants must be registered legal entities 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, and tobacco industries.
  • The Road Safety Grants Programme does not fund individuals.
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