HS2 Road Safety Fund – applications now open

Applications are being invited for funding for road safety schemes in Buckinghamshire.

£1.6m is being made available in 2022 from Buckinghamshire’s £3.95m share of the HS2 Road Safety Fund. This funding was allocated by the Department for Transport in recognition of the likely disruption to communities that are not used to the volume and impact of heavy traffic associated with major construction works such as the HS2 project.

The first tranche of the Buckinghamshire Road Safety Fund (£1m), was released in 2021. From this, funding has already been approved for eight road safety schemes, with a further nine still being considered.

Applications for this year are now open and applicants wishing to apply will need to do so by 31 May 2022.

Councillor Steven Broadbent, Cabinet Member for Transport at Buckinghamshire Council said “The HS2 Road Safety Fund will contribute to making more of Buckinghamshire’s roads safer for all users. The funds are expected to be in high demand so schemes to be funded will be carefully selected to benefit the communities that have been most significantly impacted by HS2 construction and to maximise the long-term road safety benefits across the county.  We want as many communities affected by the impact of HS2 construction, as possible, to benefit from a share of that legacy.”

For more information, including fund criteria and guidance for applicants, please visit:


Any queries about the Fund should be sent by email to: hs2roadsafetyfund@buckinghamshire.gov.uk