Road Safety Framework Fund

Call for funding bids

The Road Safety Framework Fund is designed to help ensure the delivery of the commitments in Scotland’s Road Safety Framework to 2020, which seeks to steadily reduce the numbers of people killed and seriously injured on our roads.

The £500,000 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

For more detailed guidance on the priority areas, see Annex A & B of the guide notes.

There is no minimum or maximum amount organisations can apply for. All projects and activities will be considered on a case by case basis, with those being deemed the most beneficial to the road safety framework ranked the highest.

Funding is subject to the 2019/20 road safety framework funds being made available.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 9 November 2018.

Eligible organisations

The fund is open to all organisations across Scotland supporting road safety.

Eligible projects

Projects or activities are strongly encouraged to be innovative and have a strategic partnership approach.

Projects must:

  • Demonstrate how they contribute directly to the road safety outcomes and indicators in Annex A and commitments in Annex B - see the guide for details
  • Remain fully sustainable once Transport Scotland funding has concluded unless the project is short term by nature (e.g. research)
  • Be match funded to a minimum of 50% of the total cost of the project; however, there is room for negotiation if the proposed project is deemed of significant value to the Framework’s initiatives
  • Be independently evaluated to determine if the aims/objectives have been achieved

How to apply

Please send your completed application to: roadsafety@transport.gov.scot 

All applications will be subject to assessment by the Operational Partnership Group and the Strategic Partnership Board who will make final decisions on successful projects to be funded.

For further information contact us by email or phone on 0131 244 6345.