The $10 million North East Community Fund is about bringing lasting community benefits to areas most impacted by construction.

It gives community groups and organisations the opportunity to deliver exciting new initiatives and projects across Melbourne’s north east.

Funding has been focused on suburbs close to North East Link tunnelling construction. As works progress on the M80 Ring Road Completion and Eastern Freeway Upgrades the fund will also support projects and community groups near these works.

Grants are available to local not-for-profit organisations and community groups to support a range of community initiatives – from tree planting projects to community art exhibitions, festivals and events.

There will be more funding opportunities in 2024.