New grants support sustainability

7 August 2017

Apply now and improve wellbeing in your neighbourhood

Applications are now open for the second and final round of the CityLink Tulla Widening Sustainability Grants program.

The program supports local groups and organisations motivated to boost the overall health and quality of life for communities and environments located along CityLink, between Bulla Road in Strathmore, and Power Street in Southbank.

Grassroots groups and organisations are encouraged to apply for one of three $5000 grants to kick-start new, or progress existing, initiatives focused on improving liveability and sustainability in their local areas.

“The CityLink Tulla Widening Sustainability Grants program recognises grassroots groups and organisations making meaningful contributions to the community’s wellbeing each day,” said Transurban Project Director, Andrew Neville.

“The first round of grants received dozens of quality applications, and we were very impressed by the community’s diverse thinking around sustainability, including conservation and regeneration, mobility, arts, education and social inclusion ideas.

“Ultimately, we were very proud to award grants to Brunswick South West Primary School, LINK Community Transport and Pascoe Vale Primary School, for their creative initiatives which will provide the community positive, lasting benefits for many years to come.

“We’re now keen to hear from community groups and organisations eager to make day-to-day life better for the communities and environments the CityLink Tulla Widening project has worked in.”

Grant applications open at 9am on Monday 7 August 2017. Applications will be lodged via Transurban's SmartyGrants webpage and will be accepted until 5pm on Friday 15 September 2017.

Community groups active in close proximity to CityLink, specifically in the City of Melbourne, Moonee Valley City Council and Moreland City Council areas, are strongly encouraged to get involved.

Organisations that are located further away from the CityLink work area can apply for the next round of Transurban's Community Grants program launching in September 2017.

For more information about the program, including eligibility and selection criteria requirements, visit citylinktullawidening.vic.gov.au or contact citylinktullawideninggrants@transurban.com.

The CityLink Tulla Widening sustainability grants program is funded by Transurban, with support from CityLink Tulla Widening project partner VicRoads and construction contractor CPB Contractors.