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Applications Invited for GRSP Road Safety Grants Programme 2020 - Round 17

Applications Invited for GRSP Road Safety Grants Programme 2020 - Round 17

Organization: Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP)

Apply By: 08 Jun 2020

Grant Amount: 123435 USD

About the Organization:

Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) is a non-profit organization hosted by IFRC. Their members and partners share a vision of a world free of road crash death and injury. Their mission is the sustainable reduction of road-crash death and injury in low- and middle-income countries Their work is organised into five geographical areas: Asia, Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. Within each region there are a variety of ways in which their Global Road Safety Partnership team helps partnerships to achieve improvements in road safety.

GRSP Road Safety Grants Programme 2020 - Round 17

The Road Safety Grants Programme has supported organizations advocating for the adoption and implementation of evidence-based policies to protect road users since 2012 and improve vehicle safety standards since 2017.

The Global Road Safety Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of the Round 17 Call for Proposals under the Road Safety Grants Programme.  In Round 17, GRSP will accept applications for advocacy to strengthen road user policies as well as vehicle safety standards in eligible countries. Please carefully read the call for proposals to determine if you are eligible before you apply.

Bloomberg Philanthropies funds the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries in low- and middle-income countries. A competitively awarded grants programme is an important part of the initiative. The Road Safety Grants Programme is managed by the Global Road Safety Partnership, one of the implementing partners of BIGRS, and supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact, evidence-based road safety interventions designed to strengthen road safety policies and their implementation.

Eligibility:

  • The Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety focuses on improving and implementing evidence-based road safety policies (including laws, regulations, and standards) in a number of low- and middle-income countries. A number of evidence-based interventions aimed at reducing road traffic deaths and injuries are included in BIGRS.
  • The Road Safety Grants Programme focuses exclusively on the passage and implementation of evidence-based policies which address key behavioural risk factors (speeding, drink driving, lack of seatbelt use, lack of child restraint use, or lack of helmet use) and vehicle safety standards.

Who can apply for a grant?

Governmental and non-governmental organizations in the nominated countries can apply for grants within the following parameters:

  • Governmental organizations with relevant authority over road safety policy and/or its implementation. Road police and military agencies are not eligible to apply.
  • Non-governmental organizations (including but not limited to civil society organizations and educational institutions) with relevant advocacy experience on policy reform and/or its implementation

Additionally,

  • Applicants must be registered legal entities in the country of project delivery, capable of entering into contractual arrangements, receiving foreign funds, and assuming legal and financial obligations.
  • Applicants cannot be recipients of financial support from alcohol, firearms, pornography, or tobacco industries.
  • The Road Safety Grants Programme does not fund individuals.
  • If you are a current grantee organization, please discuss development of a Concept Note with your focal person in GRSP.

How much funding can a project receive?

  • Proposals can be submitted for grants up to a maximum amount of 120,000 Swiss francs (CHF) for a project of no more than 24 months.
  • Funding requests should be consistent with the scope and capacity of your organization. Cost reasonableness is a factor in the consideration of proposals.

What kind of projects will be funded?

Proposals must focus on policy reform or policy implementation that will lead to substantial reductions in road traffic injuries and deaths. The Road Safety Grants Programme supports organizations advocating for passage and implementation of comprehensive policies (legislation, regulations, standards, etc.) to address road user behavioural risk factors and vehicle safety. In particular:

  • Road User Behavioural Risk Factors
  • Vehicle Safety

For further information or inquires please contact rsgrants.grsp@ifrc.org.

Deadline: Monday, 8 June 2020 at 1400 hours, Central European Time

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