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Given the increased pressure to perform better with fewer resources and the need to strengthen how we work collaboratively, the road safety framework fund provides the opportunity for road safety partners, organisations (both public and professional associations), registered charities and university departments across Scotland to co-design and co-deliver road safety initiatives that support the delivery of the Road Safety Framework 2030.
Call for funding bids
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 2030 ranked the highest.
Please note: Road Safety Framework 2030 funding is resource only. Payments will be made quarterly over a 12 month period on receipt of progress reports and actual spend budget claims.
The road safety framework 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 be considered for funding providing that it can demonstrate that the schemes or initiatives proposed are for charitable activity and for the public benefit and meet the road safety framework fund criteria.
The criteria for a successful application are as follows:
- evidence how your project contributes directly to the delivery of the Road Safety Framework 2030.
- the project should run over a 12 month period and must have defined aims, objectives and milestones.
- evidence partnership working.
- demonstrate sustainability post Transport Scotland funding.
- match funding 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.
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.
Grant funding will be awarded on the overall strength of the proposal in relation to the funding criteria, therefore, applications should provide clear evidence that demonstrates the consideration of the criteria.
Transport Scotland Road Safety Policy team will assess the framework 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).