CityLink Tulla Widening sustainability grants program

The CityLink Tulla Widening project is committed to being a good neighbour to the communities and environments we work in.

We recognise that community organisations play an important role in nurturing and maintaining healthy, liveable and sustainable natural and community environments.

The CityLink Tulla Widening sustainability grants program aims to support community groups and organisations that are committed to making positive and sustainable improvements for the benefit of local residents, groups and environments. 

Our grants offer up to $5000 to support sustainability-focused initiatives that generate social and environmental benefits for communities the CityLink Tulla Widening project is working in, between Bulla Road in Strathmore, and Power Street in Southbank.

How to apply

In 2017, we will accept applications for the CityLink Tulla Widening sustainability grants program twice during the year through the Smarty Grants website.

Key dates for the current funding round are:

1 February 2017: Applications open

17 March 2017: Applications close

Late April 2017: Successful applications announced

Before applying, please ensure you meet the eligibility requirements below.

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed against the following criteria:

  • Benefit to communities and environments in which the CityLink Tulla Widening project operates
  • Potential to positively affect or drive significant environmental and/or sustainability outcomes
  • Potential to help overcome barriers to transport, mobility and community inclusion
  • Potential to improve the lives of disadvantaged or underprivileged groups
  • Specificity of the grant's intended use and expected outcomes
  • Achievement of community benefits that may otherwise not be possible
  • Ability to achieve lasting benefits

During the application review stage, we may ask for additional information, such as:

  • Details of any project partners and how they will contribute to the project's success
  • Risks that may affect the project and how they will be managed
  • A detailed project budget

If you have any questions about your application, you can email the CityLink Tulla Widening Grants Team at


To be eligible for a CityLink Tulla Widening sustainability grant, your organisation must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. DGR's must be listed with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) as per the guidelines in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Item 1 of the table in Section 30-15). You can find out the DGR status of your organisation by using the ATO ABN lookup website.

Grants will not be paid to:

  • For-profit organisations
  • Government departments (excluding schools) or political groups
  • Labour, trade or business organisations
  • Social clubs
  • Religious groups (except initiatives that support a non-religious purpose)
  • Fundraising events such as raffles, telethons, walk-a-thons or auctions
  • Chairs, endowments or scholarships sponsored by academic or non-profit institutions
  • Special events such as conferences, symposia or sports competitions
  • Organisations that support or participate in activities inconsistent with our Diversity Policy
  • Cover ongoing administrative costs
  • Projects or events that have already occurred

Eligible locations

Projects from the following Council areas of Melbourne will be considered:

  • City of Melbourne
  • Moonee Valley City Council
  • Moreland City Council


If you have any questions about your application, you can email the CityLink Tulla Widening Grants Team at