Yarra Valley Water launches new Community Grants Program

Friday, 28 June, 2024

Yarra Valley Water launches new Community Grants Program

Yarra Valley Water has launched its new Community Grants Program to support local groups that help build thriving and sustainable communities. Applications are open now, and close at 5 pm on Sunday, 14 July 2024.

Not-for-profit organisations based in Yarra Valley Water’s service area, or those that provide services in the area, are eligible to apply.

Grants of up to $15,000 are available for larger initiatives, and up to $5000 for smaller projects.

This initiative aims to support projects that save water, educate communities on efficient water usage, improve habitats and strengthen community connections.

Pat McCafferty, Yarra Valley Water Managing Director, said: “We’re looking for community organisations and education bodies who share our vision of driving a sustainable water future.

“There are many charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations doing incredible work. By supporting these groups, we ensure they can continue to have a positive impact on the communities they serve.”

Examples of eligible projects include the installation of water tanks, efficient irrigation systems, community gardens and habitat restoration. Projects could also include the purchase of water-saving dishwashers, washing machines and efficient showers. Community groups such as sports clubs, community kitchens, schools or animal shelters in Yarra Valley Water’s service area are encouraged to apply for funding to support projects that:

  • 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 the natural ecosystem.

For more information and to apply for a community grant, click here.

Image credit: Yarra Valley Water.

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