Love Water grants
Our Love Water grants support water conservation and education initiatives in the Hunter. We're here to aid local organisations to deliver community projects and help spread the impact of using less water.
The Love Water grants are held once a year, with one-off funding provided to help support and build initiatives that conserve water, protect the environment or teach the value of water in our community. Your organisation can apply for $1,000 and up to $10,000 worth of funding for these types of projects.
Our goal is to help our community make more water conscious decisions through education and awareness. 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
We can all work together to protect our water, it's our most valuable resource.
The Love Water message rang true across the nine recipients who were awarded a Hunter Water Love Water Grant for 2019-20.
These one-off grants aim to promote water conservation through education, efficiency improvements and awareness, and range from $1,800 to $10,000 in support funding.
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.