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 14 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
  • 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.

The Love Water message rang true across 34 grant recipients, across two rounds in 2020/21.

“It was pleasing to see so many high-quality applications across two rounds of the biggest ever Love Water grants program, with a strong focus on water conservation infrastructure, education, and community advocacy.”
Managing Director

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

Meet some of our 2020-2021 Love Water grant recipients

Eastlakes U3A

As a volunteer based community organisation that provides social and physical activities for local seniors, they used their grant to install a new rainwater tank and completed an overhaul of their garden beds, using native soils, water-wise native plants, and infrastructure to prevent soil loss and water runoff.

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.