Love Water Grants

As Hunter Water's flagship community funding program, the Love Water Grants program encourages community groups and organisations to apply for up to $10,000. Applications open annually on 14 February and close 21 March.

Our goal is to help our community make smart water choices through education and awareness, as well as build resilience and liveability across our region. The grants will help to:

  • Boost community groups and organisations to identify and solve water conservation issues through practical solutions and projects
  • Inspire local schools, community groups and other organisations to undertake activities which tackle local environmental issues, to help protect and enhance our natural environment
  • Enhance liveability, diversity, inclusion and innovation in our community

We can all work together to Love Water, it's our most valuable resource. For terms and conditions read the Love Water Grants Guidelines.

Hunter Water Managing Director Darren Cleary said the organisation’s flagship grants program is open to all Lower Hunter community groups, small businesses and organisations.

“We’re hoping to see creative and innovative applications that showcase different ideas on how to achieve water conservation goals. We know how much our community loves and values water. We’ve seen that in recent years through drought, as well as during persistent rain. No matter the climate, a Love Water Grant project is an opportunity to conserve our most precious resource for future generations,” said Mr Cleary.
Managing Director

The grants will support a range of water-related initiatives that directly benefit the entire Hunter community.

Meet some of our Love Water grant recipients

Morpeth Men's Shed

The community based organisation is one of our 2022 Love Water Grant recipients, and will use the funding to make water conscious improvements to its garden and veggie patch.

Toronto Community Centenary Hub

The Toronto Hub received a Love Water Grant that helped to provide two rainwater tanks to irrigate it's fresh vegetable crops, flowers, and some wicking garden beds. The community organisation recognised the need for people to access and interact with green space in order to lower stress and anxiety levels, improve fine motor skills, and nurture resourcefulness and creativity.

Wyee Hub

A not-for-profit organisation that will use rainwater to support economically-stressed families with washing and cleaning clothes. They were able to purchase and install three 25,000-litre tanks and pressure pumps to provide free water for local families.

Dudley Public School

As one of our 2021 Love Water Grant recipients, Dudley Public School has been able to have their water tank connected so students can easily water and take care of their new eco-garden. The grant also enabled the creation of a beautiful mural that celebrates our cultural connection to water.