Our Grants program has had a makeover, and we've refreshed the schools category so that we can support more schools than ever before.

The refreshed schools category isn't just about saving water. Our objective is to help fund projects that enhance our service region.

Schools must participate in SWEP to be eligible. If not a current participant, schools will be supported to sign up (free) and be immediately eligible - no waiting period.

Funding between $500 and $2500 is available for projects which tick one or more of these boxes:

  • Making our community a better place to live
  • Helping people to be active and connected
  • Improving the local environment
  • Encouraging social inclusion
  • Saving water for our region.

To be eligible for a School Grant, schools must participate in the Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP). If your school is not a current participant, we can support you to sign up to this free program and be immediately eligible - no waiting period. Schools can register for SWEP at www.myswep.com.au or contact us if you’d like some help.

We offer funding between $500 and $2500 for one off, eligible projects or initiatives that tick one or more of these boxes:

  • Making our community a better place to live
  • Helping people to be active and connected
  • Improving the local environment
  • Encouraging social inclusion
  • Saving water for our region

Examples include:

  • Kitchen gardens
  • School ground upgrades
  • Incursions/excursions
  • Fixing and finding difficult leaks
  • Providing staff and students with accessible, clean drinking water

The school must be located within our service region.

You must have a bank account in the school’s name, we cannot pay into private bank accounts.

Schools will be contacted if an application is deemed ineligible and will be provided with feedback and advice if they wish to resubmit their application.

Applications will open at 9.00am on 1 February 2024.

An online form will be available for you to complete, otherwise please contact us if you have any difficulties with completing this and a different version will be arranged.

Applications open 1 February 2024