NRMA to fund local road safety projects

Thursday 1 August 2013: NRMA is now accepting submissions for Safer Driving School (SDS) Road Safety Grants, which will fund up to $100,000 in road safety programs for local communities throughout NSW and the ACT.

NRMA Motoring & Services President Wendy Machin said the NRMA welcomed grant submissions for a wide range of road safety programs that could potentially save lives.

"We want all schools, youth organisations, preschools, parent and community groups to think about how a NRMA SDS Road Safety Grant can work for them," Ms Machin said.

"People are busy and we know it takes time to develop ideas to their full potential, which is why people should start planning their NRMA grant application now."

"People are needlessly injured in road crashes every week; our grants could go a long way towards helping address some of the road safety issues in local communities."

"Without funding, many great community road safety initiatives would simply not get off the ground."

Last year the NRMA funded 35 road safety initiatives including programs on safe scooter use for older road users, safe travel programs for young people with special needs, bike safety programs for primary schools, as well as road safety videos in Australian Sign Language, Auslan, for children who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Ms Machin said even the smallest NRMA SDS Grant helped schools create educational programs that benefited students and communities year after year.

"What a wonderful way to help our Members' children and grandchildren stay safe on the road," Ms Machin said.

NRMA's SDS Grants are available to all government and not-for-profit organisations in NSW and the ACT. Submissions close 30 September 2013 for the following grant categories:

High Schools – Four $2,500 grants.
Primary Schools – Four $2,500 grants.
Youth-based community groups – Four $2,500 grants.
Older Road Users – Four $2,500 grants.
General Community – Grants up to $5,000.

For more information on NRMA's SDS Road Safety Grants, and to see last year's successful grant initiatives visit

Contact: Kimberly Rigby 0439 133 215