NELP is offering annual grants to community organisations during construction of the North East Link Project.

The categories available include:

  • Up to $10,000 for a one – off initiative that aims to improve community connectedness and participation
  • $20,000 for festivals, events, and installations that bring local people together
  • $20,000-$100,000 for improvements to local community, sporting and recreational facilities and local environments
  • $100,000 for community partnerships

In 2022, many Banyule organisations were successful recipients of these grants. Watsonia Tennis Club was granted over $90,000 to upgrade its clubhouse. With many other sporting clubs and schools also benefiting, receiving electronic scoreboards, outdoor spaces, oval upgrades, new walking trails, and hall upgrades.

We encourage community clubs, schools, and groups to apply. For more information visit North East Community Fund.