Working towards improving road safety and delivering effective education and awareness programs that will help keep people safe on its roads, The Northern Territory (NT) Government’s Towards Zero Quick Response Grants are now available until 31st May 2021.
The grants are available for organisations that have an activity which encourages and engages the community in responsible road-user behaviours and cultures.
Held between 16 – 23 May 2021, National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, and forms part of the NT Government’s Towards Zero Road Safety Action Plan, which aims to raise awareness that road safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler said that road safety is everyone’s responsibility, and the Towards Zero Quick Response Grants mean that the road and safety message is getting out to communities at the grass-roots level.
“We are doing everything we can to raise awareness of road safety in the Territory, and it’s important to remember that every person whose life is taken or impacted by road trauma belongs to a family, a community, a school group, a sporting group,” Lawler said.
The NT Government encourages all schools, community groups, sporting clubs, not-for-profits organisations, and local governments to get involved and champion their own initiative this National Road Safety Week.
The Towards Zero Quick Response Grants will provide eligible groups and organisations up to $1000 for initiatives that promote improving safer behaviour and culture on the road.