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Road safety grant

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We provide funding to local authorities to improve how easy it is for people to travel around their communities.
We provide local authorities with funding for regional transport projects
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We provide local authorities with funding for projects that will improve safety on our roads.

Local authorities bid for funding on an annual basis and any funding they receive must be spent within the financial year it was awarded.  

All projects must aim to reduce the number of casualties on Welsh roads. We prioritise schemes that reduce the numbers of motorcyclists, young people and vulnerable road users being killed or seriously injured.  

We fund different types of projects, including:

  • engineering projects targeted at sites, routes or areas where people have been being killed or seriously injured 
  • education and training schemes that support casualty reduction amongst high risk and vulnerable groups, such as:
  • Pass Plus Cymru
  • motorcyclist safety initiatives
  • child pedestrian training
  • cycle training.

In 2016 - 2017 we will be distributing £3.94million in grants from the Road Safety Capital fund to 43 schemes across 17 local authorities. All 22 local authorities will also receive a share of £1,936,741 from the Road Safety Revenue fund for road safety training programmes such as Kerbcraft, PassPlus Cymru, National Standard Cycle Training and motorcyclist training.