The awardees of the 2021 FIA School Assessment Programme grants (part of the Transformation grants), supported by the FIA Foundation, have been announced by FIA Mobility.

Almost 250,000€ is to be provided to ten autoclubs world-wide to support activity to protect children and young people, particularly on their journeys to school. The FIA School Assessment Programme is delivered with the support and expertise of the Star Ratings for School Assessment Programme (SR4S) developed by long-term FIA Foundation partner, iRAP. 

The 10 FIA clubs will be working in-country to support safe streets with a range of interventions and programmes in:

Aggie Krasnolucka, Programmes Manager for the FIA Foundation, said: “The journey to school is full of risks – injury on the roads is the leading cause of death for children over the age of five. The FIA Road Safety grants are supporting the vital work of auto clubs making real, deliverable and replicable change on the ground.”

Rafaela Machado, Star Rating for Schools Global Coordinator, said: “iRAP is delighted to partner with FIA and FIA Foundation to help clubs deliver 5-star school journeys. Clubs now have the opportunity to implement life-saving infrastructure and showcase successful interventions and their impact for children walking to school.”

Aleksandra Golovliova, Policy and Campaigns Officer, added: “Everyone should have the right to a safe journey to school. In collaboration with iRAP and FIA Foundation, the FIA is pleased to support its members in implementing focused actions on the ground that contribute to improving children’s safety daily. The School Assessment Programme enables Clubs to advocate for the infrastructure and behavioural improvements that will save children’s lives worldwide.”

Delivery of the grant projects will be supported by the free FIA School Assessment Toolkit, a dedicated web-based repository that guides FIA Clubs through the key steps to undertake a school assessment. It provides the knowledge, guidelines and templates needed to plan, resource, apply and advocate for the upgrades that will save children’s lives with a 5-star or better journey to school.

Original article from FIA Foundation: