Our vision is to have the safest roads in the world with zero road deaths and serious injuries. This is a vision we share with our trading subsidiary company, UKROEd, which helps us to fulfil our charitable objectives through education of road offenders.
The charity’s purpose is to make UK roads safer, achieving impact through the funding of practical measures, research, dissemination and education. Our goals are to achieve impact for all road users and to treat each project as a journey to making a tangible difference on the roads. Our strategic priorities for the next 5 years are to have:
- Research that informs
- Pilots that test
- Dissemination that reaches, and
- Advocacy that influences
The 2019-24 Strategy Map for the charity can be viewed here.
Since its establishment in 2014, the Road Safety Trust has awarded grants worth £2.7m to 36 different projects across four funding rounds. These projects are featured here and more information is available via 360Giving . In March 2018 the Trust produced its ‘First Year News’ which provides some highlights of its first grants awarded.
The charity is governed by ten Trustees and chaired by Ashton West OBE. Trustees come from a range of backgrounds including the private sector, civil service, higher education, politics and crime reduction. We have representation from our membership, the 43 police forces of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, thanks to Anthony Bangham, Chief Constable of West Mercia Police and National Lead for Roads Policing. David Jamieson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands also represents the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners on the Board of Trustees.
UKROEd is the wholly owned trading subsidiary of the Road Safety Trust. This company oversees the central administration, development and quality of courses currently offered by police officers as an educational alternative to prosecution. Any surplus from the company’s trading activity is donated to the Trust in order for it to achieve its charitable objectives.