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Ky and district urged to apply for Community Road Safety Grants program

By Kyabram Free Press

KYABRAM and district community groups are encouraged to apply for the State Government’s Community Road Safety Grants program to help boost road safety awareness in the area.

The program will support a range of road safety education programs and initiatives that target cyclists, pedestrians, drivers and passengers, and motorcyclists.

Funding is also available to support electronic speed signs, road safety banners and mobile billboards that communicate specific messages to road users at locations identified by local communities.

State Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp said applicants could think of innovative ideas to drive better safety awareness in the community.

“Everyone has a part to play when it comes to road safety, which is why we’re giving communities the resources they need to take the lead on road safety in their area,” he said.

“We’re encouraging councils, schools and community groups across Northern Victoria to apply for this grant program because we know just how effective a grassroots safety campaign can be.”

Last year, grants were provided to 57 recipients, including councils, schools and not-for-profit organisations to deliver 190 projects promoting road safety.

Applications for the grants close on March 11. For more information, visit vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-safety-programs