Scotland's Road Safety Framework

To continue to make an impact, the way road safety is delivered requires a significant shift and it is important that everyone plays their part within every aspect of road safety delivery. That is where the Road Safety Framework fund comes in.

The Road Safety Framework Fund is designed to promote and encourage further partnership working to help ensure the delivery of the Framework, which seeks to steadily reduce the numbers of people killed and seriously injured on our roads.

All projects and activities will be considered on a case by case basis, with those being deemed the most beneficial to the road safety framework ranked the highest.

Funding is subject to the road safety framework funds being made available each financial year.

The call for Framework funding applications closed on 6 June 2021.


The Fund is open to all road safety partners and organisations (both public and professional associations), registered charities and university departments across Scotland.

Private commercial enterprise, community interest companies and not for profit businesses will also be considered for funding – if they can demonstrate that schemes or initiatives proposed are for charitable activity, for the public benefit and meet the Road Safety Framework Fund criteria.

Funding criteria

The criteria for a successful application are as follows:

  • Evidence how your project contributes directly to the Road Safety Framework
  • Provide a clear description on how the project will deliver its defined aims and objectives
  • Evidence partnership working
  • Demonstrate innovation
  • Demonstrate Sustainability post Transport Scotland funding
  • Match funded to a minimum of 50% of the total cost of the project (there is room for negotiation if the proposed project is deemed of significant value)
  • Be independently evaluated
  • Apply for a funding period of 12 months

There is no minimum or maximum amount organisations can apply for. All projects and activities will be considered on a case-by-case basis, with those being deemed the most beneficial to the Road Safety Framework ranked the highest.


Funding will not be issued where:

  • The application is deemed to advertise or promote a product for financial gain
  • Applications are of a party political nature or likely to be in breach of laws relating to equality and opportunity
  • The application is deemed to be part of everyday organisational duties
  • The application is already match funded with other Transport Scotland and/or Scottish Government funding streams

Assessment criteria

Funding will be awarded made on the overall strength of the proposal in relation to these criteria. Applicants should consider carefully and demonstrate clearly.