Call for Proposals: Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety Grant Programme 2023 – Round 22

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Application Deadline: 13 February 2023

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. The grants programme is supported by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety.

Bloomberg Philanthropies funds the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries in low- and middle-income countries. A competitively awarded grants programme is an important part of the initiative. 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.

Eligibility:

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.
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, Kenya,
Malaysia, Mexico, Uganda, Ukraine and Vietnam.
• Applications addressing national level vehicle safety regulations reform and/or vehicle safety regulations implementation will only be accepted from Mexico.
• Given the prevailing situation in Ukraine, the process and timeline for grant selection and finalization may be adjusted as needed.

Funding

  • Proposals can be submitted for grants up to a maximum amount of 120,000 Swiss francs (CHF) for a project of no more than 24 months. However, the final amount of funding will depend on a number of factors, including consideration of a proposed scope of work vis-a-vis capacity of your organization.

Application Process
• Organizations from eligible countries are invited to submit concept notes using our online system at https://grsp.flexigrant.com/. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 13 February 2023, at 14:00 Central European Time (CET), (To see what time that is in your country please check www.timeanddate.com).
• 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 15 March 2023.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety Grant Programme 2023

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