RAA Regional Safety Grants

RAA Regional Safety Grants 2017/18

RAA Regional Safety Grants applications are now closed. Applications for the 2018/19 grants will open in November 2018.

RAA Regional Safety Grants improve the lives of South Australians in regional communities and reflect our desire to enhance the safety and security of South Australia’s regional areas and communities. They also provide opportunities for the local community to implement a project, program or activity targeting local safety and/or security issues.

Funding available

RAA has a grant pool of $50,000 and will consider applications from the minimum value of $500 inc. GST. to the maximum value of $10,000 inc. GST.

Who can apply for funding?

Groups that are eligible to apply for funding must be regional* South Australian groups and include:

  • Not for profit organisations
  • Schools
  • Community groups

*Regional as defined by the Local Government Association of South Australia.

Regional Safety Grant Recipients 2017/18

Alford CFS ($2693.84) – purchase of a 22,500-litre rainwater tank to enable the drawing of water if the mains supply fails during an emergency.

Brinkworth Primary School ($4501.20) – purchase of a 60m of fire hose and Stand Pipe for CFS use during an emergency as the school is a rated bushfire shelter.

Compton CFS ($3370.55) – purchase of a defibrillator and training of crew for use during emergencies.

Goolwa SLSC ($2231) – purchase of warning siren, public address system and replacement of solar panels which power hand-held radios.

Kadina Memorial School ($1102) – high visibility jackets, waterproof clothing, electronic whistles and stop signs for use by school crossing monitors.

Littlehampton CFS ($3850) – to acquire hands-free LED torches which attach to volunteers helmets and breathing apparatus and LED scene lighting for use during road emergency rescues.

Mount Pleasant CFS ($4968.29) – purchase of hydraulic metal cutters to rescue people trapped in damaged vehicles.

Pine Point Progress Association ($4099) – purchase of a trailer equipped with a water tank and pump and firefighting equipment to provide bushfire safety.

Port Elliot SLSC ($5000) – replacement trailer for Inflatable Rescue Boat to provide emergency response and safety patrols.

Riding for the Disabled Association, Port Lincoln Centre ($8832.50) – purchase of a sprinkler system for the facilities to create a safe zone during bushfires.

Stirling North CFS ($8954) – major excavations at the brigade site to create a training compound for volunteers to prepare for road emergency rescues and firefighting.

Wudinna & Districts Road Safety Committee ($572) – purchase of solar panels to power a mobile road safety sign.


For any questions about RAA Regional Safety Grants, please email grants@raa.com.au.

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