Global Road Safety Partnership: Apply for Road Safety Grants Programme on Vehicle Safety Standards

Deadline: 19 June 2018

The Global Road Safety Partnership is seeking proposals for the 14th round of its Road Safety Grants Programme on Vehicle Safety Standards.

Focus Issues

Grant proposals must focus on one or both of the following:

  • Advocating for improved national-level motor vehicle safety regulations. Some approaches might include:
    • Increasing consumer awareness of and demand for vehicle safety
    • Conducting political mapping and analysis of support and opposition
    • Building a coalition of stakeholders to advocate for policy reform and implementation
    • Engaging in media advocacy
    • Communicating directly with policy-makers
  • Supporting the implementation of motor vehicle safety regulations. Some approaches might include:
    • Increasing consumer awareness of and demand for vehicle safety
    • Supporting a government-led effort to develop an implementation plan, which might include organizing a multi-sectoral coordinating committee; advocating forestablishment and allocation of a budget that will ensure effective implementation.

Grant Information

Proposals can be submitted for grants up to a maximum amount of 40,000 Swiss francs (CHF) for a short-term, one-year or two-year project.

Type of Projects

The Road Safety Grants Programme supports efforts to strengthen vehicle safety regulations and ensure that the following five safety regulations are applied to light duty vehicles:

  • Occupant protection in front collisions
  • Occupant protection in lateral collisions
  • Seat belts and seat belt anchorages
  • Electronic stability control
  • Pedestrian protection

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications addressing national level vehicle safety regulations reform and/or vehicle safety regulations implementation will only be accepted from Mexico.
  • Governmental and non-governmental organizations based in Mexico can apply for grants within the following parameters:
  • Governmental organizations with relevant authority over motor vehicle safety standards development and/ or 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.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: Mexico

For more information, please visit Vehicle Safety Standards.

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