Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety Grant Programme 2020 (120,000 CHF in Funding) – Round 17

Application Deadline: 8 June 2020, at 14:00 Central European Time (CET),

The Road Safety Grants Programme has supported organizations advocating for the adoption and implementation of evidence-based policies to protect road users since 2012 and improve vehicle safety standards since 2017 (check out these details). The grants programme is supported by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety.

The Road Safety Grants Programme is managed by the Global Road Safety Partnership, one of the implementing partners of BIGRS, and supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact, evidence-based road safety interventions designed to strengthen road safety policies and their implementation.


  • The Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety focuses on improving and implementing evidence-based road safety policies (including laws, regulations, and standards) in a number of low- and middle-income countries. A number of evidence-based interventions aimed at reducing road traffic deaths and injuries are included in BIGRS.
  • The Road Safety Grants Programme focuses exclusively on the passage and implementation of evidence-based policies which address key behavioural risk factors (speeding, drink driving, lack of seatbelt use, lack of child restraint use, or lack of helmet use) and vehicle safety standards.

Eligible Countries

  • Applications addressing national level road safety policy reform and/or its implementation with comprehensive provisions on road user behavioural risk factors will be accepted from Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Uganda and Vietnam .
    • Applications addressing national level vehicle safety regulations reform and/or vehicle safety regulations implementation will only be accepted from Colombia and Mexico.


Governmental and non-governmental organizations in the nominated countries can apply for grants within the following parameters:
• Governmental organizations with relevant authority over road safety policy and/or its 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

• 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.
• If you are a current grantee organization, please discuss development of a Concept Note with your focal person in GRSP.

Kind of projects will be funded

– Proposals must focus on policy reform or policy implementation that will lead to substantial reductions in road traffic injuries and deaths. The Road Safety Grants Programme supports organizations advocating for passage and implementation of comprehensive policies (legislation, regulations, standards, etc.) to address road user behavioural risk factors and vehicle safety. In

Application Process
• Organizations from eligible countries are invited to submit concept notes using our online system at Deadline for submission of concept notes is 8 June 2020, at 14:00 Central European Time (CET), (To see what time that is in your country please check
• Applicant organizations may submit more than one concept note. However, duplicate proposals will be deemed ineligible.
• An international panel of experts and members of an advisory working group will review concept notes. They will be scored on their potential to reduce road traffic fatalities and injuries, project design, and applicant organization capacity.
• Progression to full proposal is by invitation only. You will be informed if your concept note has been selected for advancement by 3 July 2020.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety Grant Programme 2020

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