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Community Grants Program

Grants of up to $15,000 will fund projects to save water and use water wisely, improve  habitats and educate others to use water wisely.

Our program funds better water use in your building or garden, improve habitats to care for Country, and develop water education programs or events.  And we want you to be a part of it! 

Grants from $1,000 up to $15,000 are available to fund a diverse range of projects to: 

  • Help communities thrive through education and connection. 
  • Improve water efficiency and conservation. 
  • Boost community water awareness. 
  • Promote sustainable water use
  • Improve habitats and care for Country 

Together we can secure our water supply now and into the future. 

Applications for this round are now closed. 

Our Community Grants Program is one of the ways we deliver on our Purpose: to support the health and wellbeing of our customers and create a brighter future for communities and the natural environment.

 

Timeline graphic showing applications open on Monday 17 June 2024 and close on Sunday 14 July 2024. Applications will be assessed on Monday 15 July and grants will be awarded week commencing 12 August

Frequently asked questions

Who can apply?

You can apply for a community grant if you are: 

  • a not-for-profit community organisation 
  • an educational organisation 
  • charity organisation 
  • an incorporated association
  • local community group


     
Grant categories

Some examples of activities and items that we will fund include:   

 

water protection logoWater efficiency – projects that can help communities access water-saving appliances, taps and fixtures, water audits and retrofits, install smart irrigation systems, rainwater tanks, etc. 

 

 

water availability and conservation logoWater conservation – projects that aim to enhance water conservation education and awareness at schools, community centres, or other public spaces. E.g. educational programs, water wise landscaping, programs that promote efficient use of water and keep bills lower, etc.  

 

 

healthy eco system logoCommunity connection and resilience –  projects that support people to connect within the community through community gardens, drought-tolerant landscapes, sporting facilities and community hubs, etc. 

 

 

sustainability logoSustainable water use and habitat restoration –  projects that focus on sustainable water use and caring for Country such as increasing tree canopy, drought tolerant revegetation and habitat restoration, etc. 

 

For further information please read Things you need to know before applying

Terms and conditions

Please refer to the Community Grants Program Terms and conditions

You can also check to see if your organisation or service is in the Yarra Valley Water service area

Key dates

Timeline graphic showing applications open on Monday 17 June 2024 and close on Sunday 14 July 2024. Applications will be assessed on Monday 15 July and grants will be awarded week commencing 12 August

Advice and support

If you need advice or support with your application, please contact us:  

Phone: 1300 304 688  

Email: [email protected]