Not-for-profits, schools and community groups based in regional South Australia can now apply for grants worth up to $10,000 as part of RAA’s Regional Safety Grants program.
RAA’s annual Regional Safety Grants initiative helps community organisations to fund a project, program or activity targeting a local safety or security issue through grants, this year totalling $85,000.
Applications are open now via the RAA website, with community groups such as those impacted by the recent Murray River floods being encouraged to apply if they need funding for a rebuilding or safety project.
RAA Insurance Chief Executive Tara Page said the state’s largest member organisation was proud to support vital projects in areas such as road safety, security, education, lifesaving, firefighting and more.
“Our RAA Regional Safety Grants recognise the essential role local organisations play in building strong, safe and resilient communities from the ground up,” Ms Page said.
“Since launching in 2013 we’ve been able to support more than 150 organisations including CFS groups, schools and sporting clubs making a real impact in their community.
“We know natural disasters such as the Riverland flooding event have impacted thousands of regional residents in SA, so we’d encourage any groups with a rebuilding project or one that benefits community safety to apply.
“With almost 200,000 RAA members based in our regions, we know how important local organisations are when it comes to providing much-needed safety initiatives and equipment.
“We’re proud to play a small part through Regional Safety Grants each year.”
A successful recipient in 2022 was Royal Lifesaving SA, which received funding to deliver its new Young Lifesavers program at Renmark High School.
Royal Life Saving SA CEO Jake Culkin said, “Receiving the grant made it possible for us to provide students with the opportunity to learn lifesaving skills that could save them, a loved one or a member of their community.
“Learning first aid and CPR was important for the community that was and still is recovering from significant flooding events that presented several risks to the community.”
Applications for RAA Regional Safety Grants are now open and close 5pm on Monday, 30 October 2023.
For more information or to apply visit www.raa.com.au/grants.