Getting local communities back on track

Getting local communities back on track

23 Jun 2023, James Ireland

Ten local Melbourne organisations will share in $100,000, thanks to Metro Trains Back on Track Community Grants.

The winning not-for-profit organisations all focus on mental health initiatives including supporting women who have experienced homelessness and trauma as a result of family violence; workshops for women, men and teens going through cancer treatment and literacy tuition for Aboriginal students whose schooling was disrupted during Covid.

Metro Trains CEO Raymond O’Flaherty says, “We know mental health continues to be an ongoing challenge for our community which is why Metro’s community grants program is supporting not-for-profit organisations implement these important projects.

“We can’t wait to see the difference that these grants will make to communities right across Melbourne.”

The full list of 2023 winners are:

McAuley Community Services for women in Footscray

Youth Projects in Sunshine

Cancer Patients Foundation across Victoria

Helping Hoops in Dandenong

The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation in northwest Melbourne

The Water Well Project in Dandenong

Australian Carlton Railway Station Neighbourhood House

Whitehorse Emergency Relief and Support around Box HIll

Wyndham Netball Association in Werribee

Australian African Foundation for Retention and Opportunity


Over the past four years, Metro’s community grants program has provided $360,000 to community organisations.

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