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Road Safety Grants Programme


The Global Road Safety Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of the Call for Concept Notes for Round 7 of the Road Safety Grants Programme.

Initiated in early 2012 with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the primary objective of the Road Safety Grants Programme is to support civil society organizations in selected low- and middle-income countries to advocate for policy change to protect road users.  It also supports civil society organizations to promote the successful implementation of evidence-based policies. Since its inception the programme has awarded 36  grants to 27 civil society organizations in 8 countries.

In 2015, with continued funding under the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, the grants programme is expanding to include new cities and countries.

Eligible Countries and Cities

Concept notes will be accepted from civil society organizations applying to work on policy change or policy implementation, on national, provincial, or municipal levels, in the following countries:

  •       China, India, Philippines, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam

Concept notes will also be accepted from civil society organizations applying to work on policy change or policy implementation in the following cities:

  • Brazil: Fortaleza, Sao Paulo
  • China: Shanghai
  • Colombia: Bogota
  • Ethiopia: Addis Ababa
  • Ghana: Accra
  • India: Mumbai
  • Indonesia: Bandung
  • Thailand: Bangkok
  • Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City

Legacy Countries

Applications will also be considered from Brazil, Cambodia, Kenya, Mexico and Turkey which propose to contribute to on-going advocacy campaigns already supported by the Road Safety Grants Programme.  To see more on grants supported to date click here. 

Call for Project Concept Notes (NEW!)

Round 7 sees a change in process from previous rounds. Organizations seeking funding to promote policy change and implementation will be required to submit a short concept note for consideration. Concept notes will be reviewed by an international panel of experts.  Applicant organizations with successful concept notes will  be requested to prepare and submit a full proposal to be evaluated for funding. Full proposals not advanced from the concept note stage will not be considered. Applicants may submit more than one project concept note for funding consideration.

Who is Eligible

Civil society organizations (Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies, non-governmental organizations, government organized non-governmental organizations, universities, etc.) with relevant experience in the field of road safety, injury prevention or policy advocacy are invited to apply.  Applicant organizations must be registered and operational in the country in which the project will be delivered.

Applicant organizations must be registered legal entities capable of entering into contractual arrangements, receiving foreign funds, and assuming legal and financial obligations.

The grants programme does not fund individuals or organizations associated with or receiving funds from the alcohol beverage, firearms, pornography, or tobacco industries.

The call for concept notes and concept application form are available in ten languages and  can be downloaded by clicking here. Concept note application forms must be submitted in English and can be downloaded by clicking here.

The deadline for submission of Concept Note applications is Monday, 6 April 2015 at 08:00 hours, Central European Time. Notice of the outcome of the selection process will be sent to applicants on Tuesday 26 May 2015.  Applicants who have been selected for advancement will receive templates to complete a full narrative proposal, work plan and budget.