£50,000 road safety grant up for grabs for Staffordshire organisations

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The final applications are open for a road safety grant for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent organisations.

The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is offering £100-£5,000 grants for originations to apply for.

This comes out of a £200,000 cash pot to support the local community by improving road safety and increasing public confidence.

60 organisations have already benefited from a share of £150,000 from the scheme which launched in 2017 with £50,000 still left up for grabs.

Cllr Daniel Jellyman, a cabinet member for regeneration, transport and heritage at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, and joint chairman of the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership, said: “Road safety is one of our top priorities and is something we take very seriously.

“We’re always ready to listen to community concerns and take action where necessary.

“The scheme has been a great success since it launched and we’re now looking for applications to the final round of funding.

“Previous successful applications have included: community speed watch schemes, school related road safety projects and digital speed indicator devices.

“I really encourage as many groups as possible to apply for a grant, the more creative ideas the better. We can all work together to improve road safety.”

Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Staffordshire County Council are a part of the partnership which also includes Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, and Highways England.

Helen Fisher, cabinet member for highways and transport at Staffordshire County Council, and joint chairman of the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership, said: “Staffordshire has some of the safest roads in the country which is something we are proud of and have worked hard to achieve.

“We are always looking at new ways to improve road safety and we’re very pleased with the take-up of the funding scheme by local communities. 

“I would definitely encourage other groups who want to make a difference in their local community to consider applying for a grant.  By working together, we can help make our roads even safer.”

Applications have opened today and will close on April 30 2019.

For more details and how to apply go to – http://www.staffssaferroads.co.uk/my-community/road-safety-grant-fund

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