The United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) recently released a call for expression announcement inviting qualified Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from low-to-middle-income countries who are interested in being considered for direct access to UNRSF grants in the future. The call for expression runs until the 18th of November 2022.

From the UNRSF website: The Fund’s 2022 – 2025 Business Plan expressly commits to exploring ways of opening up direct access to its global pooled fund to participating UN organizations and viable non-UN organizations alike. This Call for Expression of Interest to civil society organizations is a first step and direct response to that commitment. 

The CSOs applying must meet certain conditions to be eligible for the assessment under the call. These requirements state that the organization must; (1) be registered as a non-profit nongovernmental organization; semi-governmental organization; non-profit company, or cooperative society, (2) be able to implement required road safety interventions in more than one LMIC, (3) have a proven track record of implemented road safety interventions in one or more of the Fund’s five areas, (4) employ more than three staff members, (5) demonstrate the existence of a governance framework, and (6) be willing to mandatorily undertake the micro-assessment under the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT) framework. 

The submissions and inquiries must be made in the English language and sent to the