Love Water Grants
Our Love Water grants are now open for community groups and organisations to apply for up to $10,000.
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
- Assist with customer hardship or economic stimulus as a result of the impact of COVID-19 in our region
We can all work together to Love Water, it's our most valuable resource. For terms and conditions read the Love Water Grants Guidelines.
Applications for round 2 close Wednesday 24th March 2021.
How to apply
Complete our online form to apply for a 2020-2021 Love Water Grant.
The Love Water message rang true across the nine recipients who were awarded a Hunter Water Love Water Grant for 2019-20.
The grants will support a range of water-related initiatives that directly benefit the entire Hunter community, from school children in Islington, Macquarie Hills and Merewether Heights and Little Athletics in Medowie, to birdlife and ecosystems in the inner city of Newcastle.
Meet some of our 2019-2020 Love Water grant recipients
Made up of volunteers from the architecture and design profession, Out(fit)'s project included a garden and outdoor refurbishment area designed to accommodate and enhance local social outreach programs from the Warlga Ngurra and Wandalyi Community centre.
The Good Seed Community Garden
A community-built and run wellbeing program set up to provide step away moments for the communities of Williamtown, Fullerton Cove and Salt Ash, the Good Seed Community Garden provides a safe gardening environment that promotes community connectedness, good health and wellbeing, and a fresh source of fruit and vegetables for the community.