Alliance Incubator

The Alliance Incubator is designed to accelerate the growth and role of serious and ambitious road safety NGOs through an array of support resources and services that could include small grants, coaching and networking connections. The Alliance Incubator was piloted in 2021 with 10 individual NGOs and 7 NGO coalitions (a total of 41 NGOs) forming the first/pioneer cohort of the Incubator initiative.

The second cohort for 2022 has been enrolled in two coalitions and 11 individual NGOs.

Objective of the Alliance Incubator

The objective of the Alliance Incubator is to support NGOs growth and to deliver effective and efficient road safety interventions that aim at contributing to the halving the number of deaths and serious injuries by 2030.

What the Alliance Incubator offers

Successful candidates in the Alliance Incubator program take responsibility for their own growth and are ambitious and serious.

Successful candidates set targets for their growth and what they want to achieve in the incubator program. The Alliance may be able to support with grants to fast-track advocacy milestones, but will not fund NGOs’ full programs.

A good incubator plan should demonstrate how the NGO will utilize Alliance resources including Meaningful NGO Participation, People’s Survey findings, Advocacy & Accountability tracker etc., to design their Incubator activities. Ideally the plan should integrate your main program with both local and global moments including Alliance #CommittoAct campaigns, UN Global Road Safety Week and other relevant events in a way that they strengthen the activities you have planned for 2022. 

Successful candidates will be provided with tailored face-to-face or on-line training, coaching and mentorship based on their areas of growth they identify. The Incubator period takes a minimum of 12 months and maximum of 18 months period. There is a possibility of applying for grants of US$3,000-8,000. These will be available against a justified budget and delivery of specific Incubator milestones.

Selection criteria

  • Full member of the Alliance
  • Not a past or current beneficiary of the Incubator program
  • A geographical diversity of NGOs with priority to scalability in low- and middle-income countries 
  • Activities are aligned to the 12 Voluntary Targets, SDGs, and have the ultimate aim to halve the number of deaths and fatalities by 2030 
  • Activities must not rely solely on potential Alliance grant 
  • Activities must have an advocacy component with the aim to commit national/regional/local decision makers for concrete actions 
  • Activities must be sustainable and there has to be a plan how to continue after the Alliance Incubator period 
  • Showcase that the NGO wishes to grow and will enter into the Incubator program with ambition and ownership over own growth 
  • Optional: Activities can have the potential to work in collaboration with other stakeholders or sectors, and not only with the road safety community. 

Enrolment: To enroll to the Incubator program, look out for the call for applications which is announced annually on this website and through our monthly Newsletter. Applications have now closed for the 2022 Incubator.

More information

About our 2021 Incubator NGOs

10 individual NGOs and seven coalitions participated in the pilot Incubator in 2021. Read about the participants and their Incubator projects below.

Stories from the Incubator


Associacion Madres Del Dolor & Luchemos Por La Vida

ArgentinaAdvocacy for safe cycling in Buenos Aires and San Isidro, including safe infrastructure, cycle lanes, and 30 km/h limits, and safety awareness among road users.

Eakok Attomanobik Unnayan Sangstha

BangladeshSchool zone safety assessment and improvement around schools along the busiest national highway.

Thiago de Moraes Gonzaga Foundation

BrazilConsolidation and expansion of the Caminho Seguro project using the iRAP Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) methodology, executed as a partnership between Fundação Thiago Gonzaga, iRap, and the City of Porto Alegre.


CameroonAdvocacy to push Cameroon’s government to adhere to the Africa Road Safety Charter, speed reduction, and promotion of the the 12 Voluntary Targets and SDGs.

Save the Nation

EthiopiaAdvocate for safe walking and cycling to school and promote social inclusion towards reducing road injuries.

ASIRT Kenya & Smart Drivers Organization

KenyaAdvocacy for provision of pedestrian safety facilities along Outering road in Nairobi County. This road has been listed by the National Transport and Safety Authority as one of the three most dangerous roads in Nairobi County.

The Ability People, IFROS, & Sukheekshan Foundation

IndiaNotification of the Good Samaritan law in two states in India.

Arrive SAFE, People’s Trust Jaipur, & Patiala Foundation

IndiaAdvocacy for safe zones, reclaiming space for pedestrians and cyclists in the tri-city areas of Chandigarh.

Avoid Accident

IndiaImplementation and awareness of speed limits in northern states of India with a focused initiative to integrate designated category of speed limits around schools in the law (which is missing) by involving legislatures.

Road Safety Pioneers

IranSafe (not just safer) infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists including reduction of speed speeds are unsafe (e.g. higher than the posted speed limit).

LASER International

SenegalSafe routes to school, including 30 km/h limits in school zones.

AVA Togo

TogoA push for speed reduction around school zones, using data to advocate with the government for action.


UgandaSpeed reduction around school zones to reduce the rate of road deaths and injuries among school-age children in Uganda.


VariousAdvocacy towards policy change at a local (and where possible) national level within the next two years to raise awareness of the importance of
speed around school zones and in particular to advocate for reduced speed limits to 30 km/h
around schools.

Associacion MiNU, ACTIVVAS, Fundacion CAVAT, & Salvaguarda Jovenes

VariousThis project Promoting safer cycling in Latin America aims to advocate for safe cycling, to create awareness in the population working with specific groups (delivery workers, youth and kids/families), and to create a bicycle advisory board in each country.

SADC Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety

VariousCreation of coalition to advocate with governments in southern Africa to ratify the African Road Safety Charter, to officially recognize the coalition member NGOs as road safety stakeholders and for governments to commit to the participation in the Head of State Road Safety Meeting scheduled for 2022.