28 March 2022



Applications are now open for the first round of Community Support Grants, with not-for-profit organisations, sports clubs and schools able to apply for grants between $10,000 and $80,000, with the first to be awarded later this year.

The $250 million SRL Community Projects Fund will give local community groups and councils the opportunity to deliver exciting new initiatives and projects along the SRL East corridor from Cheltenham to Box Hill.

The new fund will deliver local projects to communities from Cheltenham to Box Hill while SRL East is being built so communities along the line will start to see the benefits of the project long before any trains hit the tracks.

This is a tremendous opportunity for groups locally and this is a great time to start having conversations within your organisation and amongst your members about what you might potentially apply for.

Eligible projects could include:

🌳 Tree plantings at a local reserve;
🏠 Gardening equipment for a community garden;
🏀 Sporting club equipment; or
🎡 Support for community events and festivals.

Funding rounds will be offered each year during construction for exciting new initiatives and projects both big and small.

To apply and for more information:


    • To apply, click here
    • For grant program guidelines, click here
    • To register for a grants writing workshop to improve grant writing skills and get tips from experts, click here

Or visit: suburbanrailloop.vic.gov.au/communityfund

Applications close at 11:59 PM Thursday 26 May 2022. 

If you would like further assistance, have any questions or would like to have a further conversation about your plans, please contact me at [email protected] or my office on 9898 6606 during business hours.