The Fund supports research, education and roadside improvement projects that promote advances in road related UK transport policy, design, management and practice through a grant.

Trustees favour proposals which have national, rather than local, significance and those which involve other funding partners. They welcome proposals and ideas for innovative topics and projects and, from time to time, they will identify areas of potential interest over on our News page.

How to apply for a grant:

Applications can be made at any time and the calendar below indicates the dates of future Trustee meetings, where applications will be considered.

However, applicants must check in good time with the Secretary on the specific deadline date for each meeting. Applicants should aim to contact the Secretary at least 6 weeks before the application deadline to allow sufficient time to discuss their application.

Anyone considering applying for a grant must, in the first instance, contact the Secretary, with a short outline of their proposal, including the level of funding being sought to register their interest and obtain an application form. The Trustees will consider the initial proposal and decide whether or not to invite a full grant application. At that stage a full grant application form will be provided for the applicant to complete.

For further guidance you should view or download RJRF Guidance notes for applicants Sept 2021

Future Meeting Dates and Application Deadlines:

Application DeadlineMeeting Date
12th November 202130th November 2021
21st January 20228th February 2022
8th April 202226th April 2022
10th June 202228th June 2022
19th August 20226th September 2022
11th November 202229th November 2022

Applications received without prior notice close to, or on, the deadline date will not be accepted.

The decision of the Trustees will be notified promptly.