Freight Rail, Grants, Passenger Rail, Social Governance

Metro investing in Melbourne’s health 

Applications are now open for Metro Trains Melbourne’s Back on Track Community Grants, which support not-for-profit organisations doing important work to help improve people’s mental health.  

Organisations can apply for one of three funding categories – $5000, $10,000 or $20,000.  

Grant applications must be aligned to at least one area:

    • Wellness – preventative care to reduce the risk of poor mental health.
    • Education – activities that inform and promote awareness of good mental health.
    • Support services – assistance like counselling, psychiatric support or crisis care that directly supports people experiencing mental health challenges.

Projects can be new or build off existing projects/programs. However, Metro’s contribution and impact must be clearly distinguishable and applicants must clearly state how any grant funds will be used to support one of these focus areas.

Projects must be delivered by the end of June 2023.

With a total grant pool of $100,000, Metro is supporting projects and organisations of all sizes right across Melbourne.   

It could be a local sporting club, a school, a community centre or local health service – any not for profit, helping to improve people’s mental health.  

Grant applications close midnight, June 26. 

Metro Trains executive director corporate affairs, Clare Abbott, said  mental health was a critical priority, and it was pleasing to see many organisations across Melbourne doing this essential work every day.

“As the operator of Melbourne’s trains, Metro is a big part of people’s lives, and these grants enable us to provide support to all the great organisations who are there for the people who use our trains every day,” she said.