GEM Road Safety Charity Grants


Grants are available to support road safety projects which help to improve the safety of all road users throughout the UK through research, education, engineering or enforcement.

Maximum value:  Discretionary

Objectives of Fund

The aim of the fund is to improve the safety of all road users throughout the country by making grants and providing financial assistance to support innovative road safety projects.

 Value Notes

This is a small fund which aims to support one or two projects annually with a total grant allocation in the region of £10,000.

 Match Funding Restrictions

Applications are encouraged that seek match funding for partnership based road safety projects where the outcome of the project is greater than could be achieved by the GEM Charity grant alone.

 Who Can Apply

Applications are accepted from:

  • Community groups
  • Registered charities
  • Foundations
  • Professional bodies
  • Road safety organisations
  • Road safety partnerships
  • Schools
  • Universities.

Eligible applicants must be based in the UK, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.


Funding is not available for projects that:

  • Do not demonstrate a road safety benefit to the wider community
  • Are from a political party
  • Are contrary to the relevant legislation regarding equal opportunities such as the Equality Act 2010.

 Eligible Expenditure

The funding is for projects that:

  • Demonstrate a road safety benefit to the wider community at a regional or national level (very localised projects will be considered but are less likely to be successful due to their limited impact/reach).
  • Highlight a well-researched identified need and demonstrate a clear understanding of the road safety issue(s) to be addressed.
  • Demonstrate how the proposed project will be sustained over its lifetime and beyond.

 How To Apply

The deadline for applications is 31 December 2020

Guidelines and the online application form are available on the GEM Motoring Assist website.

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