The Police and Crime Commissioner has announced the launch of the third round of his Road Safety Fund.
The grant is paid for by people who have committed driving offences. This money is put back into the community to fund new and innovative ways of improving road safety and changing road-users’ behaviour. Since 2016, the Police and Crime Commissioner has put £712,000 into the Road Safety Fund and supported 48 road safety initiatives across Hertfordshire, including: speed indication devices, signage, education schemes and support for road traffic collision victims.
The Commissioner, David Lloyd, said: ‘The Road Safety Fund gives local people and organisations a say in developing and designing local solutions where a need has been identified.
‘It funds projects that will assist in the delivery of Hertfordshire’s Strategic Road Safety Partnership’s* vision to support a holistic mix of engineering, education and enforcement activity that is focused on reducing road casualties and antisocial road use.
‘I am looking forward to receiving innovative and new ideas in this round of bidding, which will help to identify and address local road safety problems in Hertfordshire.’
Public sector organisations, voluntary sector, community groups and businesses are eligible to apply.
The closing date for applications is November 9th. The application form and more details about the fund can be found on the PCC’s website.
A Road Safety Information Event, organised by the Commissioner and the Hertfordshire Road Safety Partnership, will take place on October 11th, to help groups who want to apply for funding. Download a FREE ticket to the event from the Eventbrite website.