Love Water Grants

Our Love Water grants will open again in September 2021 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.

The Love Water message rang true across the nine recipients who were awarded a Hunter Water Love Water Grant for 2019-20.

“We’re proud to be able to help nine local organisations deliver important projects that help spread the meaning of loving water”
Managing Director

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

Out(fit) Newcastle

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.