Criteria for applications
Who can apply?
Any legally constituted New Zealand-based community group or organisation with a road safety initiative that meets the Trust's criteria and is not fully funded from other sources is eligible to apply.
The Trust meets at least twice a year to consider applications for funding.
Where appropriate the Trust will consider joint funding with other organisations.
What are the criteria?
- Projects must be compatible with the Trust’s purpose of improving road safety.
- Projects must contribute to the road safety priorities set out in the Safer Journeys strategy.
- Projects should complement, and not be in competition with, any other road safety projects in the same area.
- Applicants must provide:
- a detailed project plan outlining intended outcomes/goals and delivery
- detailed costings and budget
- written approval where third-party distribution is required
- evidence that any previously-funded initiatives were well managed and delivered
- evidence that those involved in the delivery of the project are suitably qualified
- The structure, legal status and lifespan of the applicant organisation will be a deciding factor.
- Evaluation measures for the project must be easily identified, valid and realistic.
What will be funded?
The following information is supplied as a guide. If you are uncertain whether your project falls outside any of these guidelines please contact the Executive Officer to discuss it.
1. Community road safety initiatives
The Road Safety Trust will assist with the costs of well targeted community road safety initiatives which address Safer Journeys priorities.
2. Training and education
Only non profit making organisations qualify for funding in this category. The Trust will not consider applications from private individuals.
3. Any other project the Trustees consider is likely to contribute to improved safety on the roads
How do I apply?
If you require any assistance please contact:
The Executive Officer
Road Safety Trust
P O Box 11 470
Phone: 04 894 6164
Fax: 04 8946143
Frequently Asked Questions
Who do I discuss applications with?
Applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal with the Trust Executive Officer. See contact details below.
What about partial funding?
The Trust recognises that partial funding places additional burdens that could undermine the viability of a project.
Accordingly, where the Trust is the sole funding organisation, it prefers to approve the full amount requested, for eligible items. It is therefore important to ensure your project budget accurately reflects likely costs and projected income (if any). If applicable, please obtain and submit with your application two or three written quotations for any work that is to be contracted out (e.g. printing).
Will the Trust co-fund with another funder?
The Trust will consider applications that require co-funding with other funding organisations where those co-funding arrangements are clearly set out and verifiable.
Are there specific things that won’t be funded?
For your information and guidance, the following are examples of items that the Trust has declined to fund in previous community road safety applications. For more information please contact the Trust Executive Officer.
- Capital items e.g. motor-vehicles, computers, data show, office equipment, etc. (unless fully justified in terms of a major road safety project)
- Ongoing costs of administration and utilities (e.g. electricity, gas telephone, internet etc)
- Commercial enterprises
- Repeats of projects (unless the project has demonstrated road safety benefits).