Obtaining grants for road safety initiatives

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This workshop will build on a presentation of the same name to be delivered in the Topical Topics session of the main conference programme.

The Road Safety Trust is the largest independent grant provider for road safety initiatives in the UK. Since its establishment in 2014, the Trust has awarded over £5 million to grantees - funding a mix of practical measures, research, dissemination and education.

With an open round of charitable grant funding available for organisations to apply for in 2023, this workshop will provide an overview of the Trust’s impact to date and how grant funding opportunities for road safety initiatives can be accessed by organisations and partnerships throughout the UK.

The workshop will provide a walk through the application process and offer some do’s and don’ts when it comes to preparing a bid. Feedback from attendees who have previously bid for funding will also be welcomed.

Louise Palomino, Grants & Impact Director, Road Safety Trust

Louise Palomino joined the Road Safety Trust in 2015 and manages the Trust's grants programmes and is also responsible for monitoring and reporting of impact. She has a background in grant-making in education, health and the arts, including roles with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund.

Previously, Louise worked for the Charity Commission, managing advice and regulation casework, and for Children’s Services and Youth Offending as a Data and Performance Analyst.

Tanya Qadir Dodgson, Grants Officer, Road Safety Trust

Tanya works on the Trust's grants team as a Grants Officer. Previously she worked for The Pharo Foundation as a grants and operations officer, managing the health and education grants portfolio.

She worked with international organisations such as AMREF and Action Aid, along with small local organisations delivering interventions across Ethiopia and Somaliland. She also helped institute a bespoke grant management solution for the Foundation.