Scotland's Road Safety Framework

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The Road Safety Framework Fund is designed to promote and encourage partnership working to deliver the Road Safety Framework to 2030, which puts people at its centre, and aims for a more forgiving road system that takes human vulnerability and fallibility into account.

This funding round, we are looking for applications which will support the Road Safety Framework to 2030. All projects and activities will be considered on a case by case basis, with those being deemed the most beneficial to the framework ranked the highest.


The fund is open to all road safety partners and organisations (both public and professional associations), registered charities and university departments across Scotland. Private commercial enterprise, community interest companies and not for profit businesses will also be considered for funding – if they can demonstrate that schemes or initiatives proposed are for charitable activity, for the public benefit and meet the Road Safety Framework Fund criteria.

Funding criteria

The Road Safety Framework Fund is resource only, with infrastructure projects not being considered. Payments will be made quarterly over a 12 month period on receipt of progress reports and actual spend budget claims.

The criteria for a successful application are as follows:

  • Evidence how your project contributes directly to the Road Safety Framework to 2030
  • Provide a clear description of the project
  • Provide clear aims and objectives, including key milestones
  • Evidence partnership working
  • Demonstrate sustainability post Transport Scotland funding
  • Match funding of 50% of the total cost of the project is generally requested. However, there is room for negotiation if the proposed project is deemed of significant value
  • Be independently evaluated
  • Project must be of 12 month in duration to allow for a credible evaluation

While there is no minimum amount of funding, it is recommended projects are of around £25,000 to £150,000. However, all projects and activities will be considered on a case by case basis, with those being deemed the most beneficial to the delivery of the Road Safety Framework to 2030 ranked the highest.


Funding will not be issued where:

  • The application is deemed to advertise or promote a product for financial gain
  • Applications are of a party political nature or likely to be in breach of laws relating to equality and opportunity
  • The application is deemed to be part of everyday organisational duties
  • The application is already match funded with other Transport Scotland and/or Scottish Government funding streams

Assessment criteria

Funding awarded will be made on the overall strength of the proposal in relation to the set criteria. Applicants should consider carefully and demonstrate clearly.


We will assess the funding applications and will provide an initial indication to the overall strength in relation to the specified criteria before the applications are fully assessed and agreed by the Operational Partnership Group (OPG) and finally approved by the Strategic Partnership Board (SPB).