We recognise that community organisations play an important role in the wellbeing of neighbourhoods. As part of our vision 'to strengthen communities through transport' and our commitment to be good neighbours, we seek to support organisations who can have a positive impact in the communities where we operate.
Our community grants offer up to $5000 to support initiatives that generate social and environmental benefits for communities near our Australian roads.
How to Apply
We accept applications for our Australian grants program twice a year through the Smarty Grants website.
Key dates for the current funding round are:
|28 August 2017||Applications open|
|5 November 2017||Applications close|
Before applying, please ensure you meet the eligibility requirements below.
Applications are assessed against the following criteria:
- benefit to communities in which our road networks operate
- potential to positively affect a large number of people or drive significant environmental outcomes
- potential to help overcome barriers to transport, mobility and community inclusion
- potential to improve the lives of disadvantaged or underprivileged groups
- specificity of the grant's intended use and expected outcomes
- achievement of community benefits that may otherwise not be possible
- ability to achieve lasting benefits
During the application review stage we may ask for additional information, such as:
- details of any project partners and how they will contribute to the project's success
- risks that may affect the project and how they will be managed
- a detailed project budget
If you have any questions about your application you can email the Grants Manager at email@example.com.
To be eligible for a Transurban community grant your organisation must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. DGR's must be listed with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) as per the guidelines in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Item 1 of the table in Section 30-15). You can find out the DGR status of your organisation in the ATO ABN lookup website.
Grants will not be paid to:
- for-profit organisations
- government departments (excluding schools) or political groups
- labour, trade or business organisations
- social clubs
- religious groups (except initiatives that support a non-religious purpose)
- fundraising events such as raffles, telethons, walk-a-thons or auctions
- chairs, endowments or scholarships sponsored by academic or non-profit institutions
- special events such as conferences, symposia or sports competitions
- organisations that support or participate in activities inconsistent with our Diversity Policy
- cover ongoing administrative costs
- projects or events that have already occurred
Projects from the following Council areas of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will be considered: