The Road Safety Fund is a joint initiative of the FIA Foundation and the World Health Organization to support the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety by encouraging corporate support for NGO initiatives in middle and low income countries, facilitating partnerships, and raising awareness of the global road traffic injury epidemic.
The Road Safety Fund is managed under UK charitable law by the FIA Foundation (UK registered charity No. 1088670) and the World Health Organization.
Proceeds raised through the Fund are invested in two ways:
The World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
The World Health Organization's Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP) works to prevent injuries and violence, to mitigate their consequences, and to enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities irrespective of the causes.
The FIA Foundation an independent UK registered charity which manages and supports an international programme of activities promoting road safety, environmental protection and sustainable mobility. A member of the UN Road Safety Collaboration, the FIA Foundation also leads the international Make Roads Safe campaign.
The Road Safety Fund is housed as a separate 'designated Fund' within the FIA Foundation and is subject to UK charity law and the regulation of the UK Charities Commission. The FIA Foundation provides the day-to-day secretariat for the Road Safety Fund and charges no administration fee for managing the Fund.
The Road Safety Fund is a separate 'designated' fund of the FIA Foundation, a UK registered charity (No: 1088670). All monies raised and spent are held in a distinct account and independently audited by external accountants. The FIA Foundation provides the day-to-day secretariat for the Road Safety Fund and charges no administration fee for managing the Fund. As part of the FIA Foundation, the Road Safety Fund is regulated by the UK Charities Commission and is ultimately overseen by the Board of Trustees of the FIA Foundation.
The Road Safety Fund is chaired by directors of the World Health Organization and the FIA Foundation, and has an expert advisory committee to assess and decide on grant-making decisions.