Road Safety Grants Programme

//Road Safety Grants Programme

The Road Safety Grants Programme is managed by the Global Road Safety Partnership, one of the eight implementing partners of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS). The Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety focuses on improving road safety policies (including laws, regulations, and standards) in 5 countries, and on improving (where possible) and implementing evidence-based road safety policies in 10 cities.

Since 2012, the Road Safety Grants Programme has supported organizations advocating for the adoption and implementation of evidence-based policies to protect road users. In January 2017, GRSP expanded the scope of the Road Safety Grants Programme and accepts applications for advocacy to strengthen road user policies as well as vehicle safety standards in eligible countries.

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Advocacy Resource Centre

The Advocacy Resource Centre is designed to assist GRSP grantees, members and stakeholders with advocacy efforts towards improved road safety outcomes.

The Centre comprises individual components which correspond to key stages in, and components of, policy advocacy campaigning. It outlines the role advocacy plays in improving road safety, and highlights the added value of GRSP and GRSP grantee involvement in road safety advocacy.

We define the steps required to design and implement an advocacy initiative around a road safety issue, and we provide examples, resources and tools to support the grantees and other parties throughout the design and implementation process.

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Grants awarded to date

Brazil (2)

Organization

Project objectives

Duration

Fortaleza SCSP – Municipal Secretary of Conservation and Public Services To support implementation of road safety policies in Fortaleza by raising public awareness of key road safety risk factors. 18 months
ASSOCIAÇÃO DOS CICLISTAS URBANOS DE SÃO PAULO (CICLOCIDADE) To use media to advocate for strong implementation of speed reduction and traffic calming policies in Sao Paulo. 18 months

Cambodia (8)

Organization

Project objectives

Duration

Advocacy and Policy Institute (API) To support the implementation of the new Road Traffic Law (RTL), through stakeholder engagement. 12 months
Cambodia Movement for Health To advocate for the strengthening of national drink driving legislation through coalition building, direct engagement with policy-makers, and media engagement.  24 months
Cambodia Movement for Health To advocate for the development and passage of a comprehensive national alcohol control law through coalition building, direct engagement with policy-makers and media advocacy.  18 months
Advocacy and Policy Institute To advocate for changes to national drink driving legislation through direct communication with policy-makers, coalition building and media advocacy.  36 months
Women’s Media Centre of Cambodia To build, support and advocate for new road safety policies through the development of key policy evidence and building a coalition to support the policies.  23 months
Cambodian Red Cross To support implementation of the Road Traffic Law and the approval of  supporting regulations.  12 months
Cambodian Red Cross To advocate for the passage of the new Road Traffic Law, with inclusion of mandatory of helmet wearing for motorbike driver and passengers, through direct engagement with policy-makers, technical support and media advocacy.  12 months
Handicap International To promote the implementation of national helmet wearing requirements through media engagement and public awareness raising.  12 months

China (12)

Organization

Project objectives

Duration

China CDC (National Center for Chronic and Noncommunicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention) To support government efforts to strengthen national child restraint policies. 16 months
Safe Kids China – (Shanghai Zhabei Huatong Injury Prevention Consulting Centre) To promote the implementation of a child restraint regulation in Shanghai through engaging in media campaigns and working with policy makers. 12 months
People’s Republic Security University of China (PRS University) To promote the amendment of the Road Traffic Safety Law (RTSL) and related regulations. 24 months
China Automotive Technology and Research Centre To support government efforts to strengthen national child restraint policies. 24 months
Tsinghua University Law School To support strong enforcement of drink driving laws through the drafting an interpretation of current legislation for use by the courts to inventory all current legislation, evaluate the effectiveness of current implementation and enforcement, and hold seminars with key stakeholders. 12 months
Think-Tank Research Centre for Health Development To support the implementation of road safety laws through robust media advocacy to build media understanding of the issues around road safety behavioural risk factors. 24 months
Think-Tank Research Centre for Health Development To build a coalition of Chinese medical NGO’s to support the passage of a national child restraints law. 18 months
Think-Tank Research Centre for Health Development To support effective implementation of road safety policies in China through engagement with the media to build media understanding of key road safety issues in order to better cover road safety and raise public understanding. 24 months
Tianjin Centre for Disease Control and Prevention To support the development and introduction of e-bike legislation through the use of evidence, media engagement and engagement with local policy makers. 24 months
China Red Cross Society To promote the development and passage of a “Good Samaritan” law in China. 10 months
Safe Kids China – (Shanghai Jingan Huatong Injury Prevention Consulting Center ) To advocate for the implementation and enforcement of a law on child restraint usage in Shanghai. 18 months
China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) To promote the need for mandatory helmet use by e-bike riders in China 24 months

Colombia (1)

Organization

Project objectives

Duration

Fundación Despacio To advocate for an improved speed limit decree for Bogotá by supporting government agencies and engaging in media advocacy to build political and public support. 18 months

India (14)

Organization

Project objectives

Duration

Voluntary Organization in Interest of Consumer Education (VOICE) To advocate for the creation and adoption of safer vehicle standards and regulations in India. 8 months
Parisar Sanrakshan Sanwardhan Sanstha To advocate for stronger road safety legislation at the national and state level (Maharashtra) by building public and political support. 24 months
SaveLIFE Foundation To advocate for passage of a strong road safety bill in the Indian Parliament through coalition building, media advocacy and provision of technical support to government. 12 months
CUTS International To build political support in the Parliament of India for passage of the Motor Vehicles Act amendment Bill 2016. 12 months
Institute of Public Health To advocate for strengthened national road safety legislation in India, by engagement of policy makers and mobilizing state level support. 24 months
Save Life Foundation To advocate for passage and implementaion of the Road Safety and Transport Bill and a Good Samaritan Law in India. 18 months
Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG) To advocate for passage and implementation of Road Transport and Safety Bill at the national level and enactment of Good Samaritan Laws in a number of states in India. 24 months
Save Life Foundation To develop and advocate for national and state-based “Good Samaritan” policies in India through the organization of stakeholder forums to discuss policy proposals and direct engagement with policy-makers. 24 months
Voluntary Organization in Interest of Consumer Education (VOICE) To support the passage and implementation of a strong and comprehensive Road Transport and Safety Bill in India. 24 months
Save Life Foundation To advocate for the development and passage of a comprehensive road safety law to replace the Motor Vehicles Act, through development of recommendations, engagement with policy makers and media advocacy. 22 months
ArriveSAFE To promote better implementation of drinking and driving legislation in the states of  Punjab and Haryana through the use of media advocacy, direct engagement with decision makers and providing technical support to enforcement agencies. 24 months
Centre For Road Safety, Jodhpur To advocate for improved helmet wearing laws in Rajasthan to cover all riders and eliminate current geographic exemptions. 18 months
Voluntary Organisation in Interest of Consumer Education (VOICE) To support passage and implementation of the MVA Amendment Bill 2017. 18 months
CUTS International To advocate for enhanced road safety in India through the speedy passage of the Road Safety Law and effective rule making 24 months

Kenya (8)

Organization

Project objectives

Duration

Handicap International – TSK To advocate for stronger national legislation for lower speeds around schools and other safety measures for children. 12 months
ASIRT – Kenya To advocate for stronger national legislation for lower speeds around schools and other safety measures for children. 12 months
Pamoja Road Safety Initiative To promote better implementation of speed policies by public service vehicle (matatu) drivers and raise awareness of speed issues among school children through the development and distribution of awareness raising materials. 10 months
Usalama Watch Initiative To advocate for a package of policies designed to reduce speed and improve pedestrian safety along the Thika Highway through the development of a local coalition of businesses, NGOs, and civil society organizations and direct engagement with county policy-makers. 23 months
Usalama Watch Initiative To advocate for the approval of the Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2014 in order to improve road safety around schools and in the transportation of children to and from school. 6 months
Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital To advocate for changes to Kenyan legislation to protect children on the roads through coalition building, direct communication with policy-makers and building public support for the legislative changes. 24 months
ASIRT- Kenya To advocate for the approval of the Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2014 in order to improve road safety around schools and in the transportation of children to and from school. 6 months
Handicap International To advocate for the approval of the Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2014 in order to improve road safety around schools and in the transportation of children to and from school. 12 months

Mexico (5)

Organization

Project objectives

Duration

El Poder del Consumidor To foster an enabling environment for a stricter, more expedient federal car safety regulation (NOM-194) in Mexico. 8 months
Safe Kids Mexico To support the implementation of key components of the Jalisco State Mobility Law through advocating for effective enforcement and building public awareness. 12 months
VIVIAC To build public awareness and political support for the implementation of the Jalisco State Mobility Law. 24 months
Entornos Foundation To advocate for a strong, evidence-based drink driving law in Morelos State through direct communication with policy-makers, coalition building, and sharing good practice from Mexico and abroad. 24 months
El Poder del Consumidor  To foster an enabling environment for vehicle safety in Mexico. 24 months

Philippines (11)

Organization

Project objectives

Duration

Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services, Inc (IDEALS) To advocate  for the enactment of a child restraint law in the Philippines. 24 months
PECOJON – The Peace and Conflict Journalism Network Philippines, Inc. To build media support and capacity through training of journalists on issues of child restraints and speed in the Philippines. 24 months
ImagineLaw, Inc. To promote safer speeds in the Philippines through the enactment of speed limit ordinances including speed management measures such as effective speed limit enforcement plans, standardization of signages and signage location, as well as public information and education plans. 18 months
Philippines Red Cross To build political and public support for the passage and enactment of a child restraint law in the Philippines through direct communication with policy makers and media advocacy. 7 months
ImagineLaw, Inc. To advocate for the adoption of ordinances by local governments for appropriate speed limits within their respective jurisdictions through building partnerships, technical support and media advocacy. 9 months
Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services, Inc. (IDEALS) To advocate for issuance of an administrative guideline on the use of child restraints using the provisions of the current law on seat-belts. 8 months
PECOJON – The Peace and Conflict Journalism Network Philippines, Inc. To build public support for a strong child restraint bill for the Philippines through training journalists and media advocacy. 8 months
Ateneo de Manila University To advocate for the enactment of a strong national law on child restraints. 24 months
New Vois Association of the Philippines To advocate for the introduction and passage of a new child restraint law in the Philippines through coalition building, media advocacy and direct communications with policy makers. 24 months
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority To support the implementation of the drink driving legislation within Metropolitan Manila 18 months
DAKILA – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, Inc. To use media to advocate for local speed limit setting and enforcement of speed limits in the Philippines. 18 months

Russia (1)

Organization

Project objectives

Duration

Russian Red Cross To support efforts to strengthen child restraint usage through providing key evidence and data to policy-makers and highlighting civil society support. 24 months

Tanzania (6)

Organization

Project objectives

Duration

Tanzania Media Women’s Association To build public awareness about the road safety crisis in Tanzania to create support for stronger road safety laws and effective implementation. 24 months
Tanzania Media Women’s Association To create and raise public awareness of the road safety situation and the role of the behavioral risk factors (helmets, drink driving, speeding and seatbelts) through both mainstream media and community radios. 8 months
Tanganyika Law Society (TLS) To advocate for the strengthening of the Road Traffic Act and its effective implementation through engaging in media advocacy and direct communication with policy makers. 24 months
Tanzania Women Lawyers Association To advocate to close gaps in national road safety legislation. 24 months
Tanzania Child Rights Forum (TCRF) To advocate for the passage of mandatory seat belts and child restraints use within the comprehensive amendment to the national  Road Traffic Act, through mobilization of a coalition, media engagement and direct engagement with policy makers. 12 months
SHIVYAWATA – Tanzania Federation of Disabled Peoples Organizations To advocate for legislative changes to the Road Traffic Act in Tanzania. 12 months

Thailand (3)

Organization

Project objectives

Duration

Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation To advocate for the reduction of speeds in 2 districts of Bangkok as a pilot for Improving Road Safety Legislation in Thailand. 24 months
Sow the Seed of Love Foundation (SSLF) To advocate for the increased helmet use in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. 6 months
Save the Children To increase compliance with mandatory helmet wearing by children in Bangkok by advocating for the revision of the Student Uniform Act. 18 months

Turkey (4)

Organization

Project objectives

Duration

International Police Association Turkish Section To support implementation of national seat-belt mandates among policy makers, high level administrators and public vehicle drivers. 14 months
Turkish Road Association To advocate for strong, municipal speed management policies in the city of Antalya through the provision of technical support to key government agencies, building public support for the policies, and engaging with policy-makers. 16 months
Turkish Red Crescent Society To advocate for passage and implementation of amendments to Turkish Traffic Law to address gaps in seat belt wearing requirements. 12 months
Turkish Red Crescent Society To support the passage of a draft amendment to the Turkish Traffic Law to strengthen seat-belt mandates through coalition building, public engagement, media engagement and direct communication with policy-makers. 12 months

Vietnam (8)

Organization

Project objectives

Duration

Vietnam Standards and Consumer Association  (VINASTAS) To contribute to the revision and development of key regulatory documents for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of quality management of helmet, through direct engagement with regulatory agencies. 24 months
Asia Injury Prevention Foundation To support the development and launch a National Action Plan to enforce the Child Helmet Law in Vietnam, through coalition building, technical support and media advocacy. 15 months
Vietnam  Standard  And Consumers Association (VINASTAS) To review regulations and their implementation regarding quality management in the manufacture and marketing of motorcycles helmets and make recommendations to strengthen these processes. 12 months
Vietnam’s Justice Support Association for the Poor To strengthen enforcement of motorcycle helmet wearing for children through direct engagement with policy-makers and raising public awareness. 16 months
HealthBridge Foundation, Vietnam Office To strengthen national alcohol control legislation by providing technical support to the government in drafting new changes, building support within government for the changes, and engaging with the media to promote the changes. 23 months
Asia Injury Prevention Foundation To improve enforcement of motorcycle helmet wearing for children through direct engagement with policy-makers in six provinces. 24 months
Asia Injury Prevention Foundation To support increased enforcement of motorcycle helmet wearing for children through direct engagement with policy-makers and the development of key technical resources. 18 months
Vietnam Red Cross To enhance implementation of road safety policies and legislation on motorcycle helmet standards through direct engagement with stakeholders and policy-makers. 12.5 months

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