The Road Safety Trust

Making a difference for all road users in the UK


The Road Safety Trust is an independent grant-giving trust which supports projects and research that make UK roads safer for all road users - pedestrians, cyclists, mobility scooter users, car drivers, lorry and van drivers, and motorcyclists.

We support a variety of road safety initiatives through grants, with funding available towards projects that meet our grant criteria. Grants are available for up to two or three years, and these can range from £10,000 up to £200,000.

The Road Safety Trust owns a wholly-owned trading subsidiary, UKROEd. This is a not-for-profit company which carries out the management and administration of the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS). When someone goes on a driver awareness course, a small part of their fee comes to UKROEd to help cover the costs of operating the Scheme.

Any surplus from UKROEd’s activity is donated to the Road Safety Trust at the end of the financial year to award in grants. UKROEd’s education of road offenders also helps the charity meets its objectives and serves as primary purpose trading.

All in all, our goal is to support innovative road safety research or practical interventions designed to reduce the number of people killed or injured on our roads. Practical interventions might focus on education, engineering or enforcement approaches or a combination of these.

Cyclists out on country roads
£2.7million awarded to 35 projects
— 2018-19 Annual Report