The $10 million North East Community Fund gives community groups and organisations the opportunity to deliver exciting new initiatives and projects in Melbourne’s north east, bringing lasting community benefit to areas most impacted by construction.

The Fund will improve community connectedness through annual rounds of grants and partnerships funding and offer sponsorship funding of up to $5000 all year round on an as-needs basis.

Funding is available for community groups, not-for-profits, sports clubs and schools and will support a range of community initiatives – from tree planting, uniforms for local sports clubs, to community art exhibitions, festivals and events.

The first round of grants and partnerships have been awarded to community groups and organisations for festivals, events, and upgrades to local infrastructure and community, sporting and recreational facilities.

Applications for the next round of North East Community Fund grants and partnerships will open in 2023.