Metro grants support Melbourne’s COVID-19 response and recovery

19 Nov 2020, James Ireland

Charities on the frontline of Melbourne’s COVID-19 response and recovery are getting a $5,000 boost thanks to Metro Trains’ community grants program.

The grants will help organisations working in the areas of domestic violence support, food relief, homelessness/housing assistance, specialised community support and mental health.

Metro has provided a total of $25,000 to support five charities that are doing exceptional work to help Melbourne’s most vulnerable during tough times.

As part of the Metro Cares Community Grants program, Metro staff voted for the charities that they wanted to see receive financial support.

The five charities each receiving $5,000 are:

Metro’s rail service is closely linked with the lives of millions of people in the communities we serve.

Some members of our community are experiencing great hardship due to the impacts of coronavirus, and these grants are all about providing some much needed support.

Metro CEO Raymond O’Flaherty said “This has been a tough time for many across our community, including our passengers, and it is important that we continue to support the frontline organisations who are looking after our most vulnerable.”

“Each grant will enable these charities to continue their important work and deliver support to people when and where it’s needed.”

Metro remains committed to strengthening our communities. The Metro Cares Community Grants program will continue to support grassroots community organisations and charities in 2021.

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